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Arts and Humanities Collections

The more than 120,000 objects in the museum’s Arts and Humanities Collection represent family life, popular trends, historical events, and both traditional and contemporary cultures throughout the world. These objects can deepen our awareness, understanding, and respect for cultures different from our own.

Collection Highlights

  • 1917 Denztel carousel
  • A 1920s Japanese friendship doll
  • The famed 1868 Reuben Wells steam locomotive
  • A 1920s homemade Raggedy Ann signed by Johnny Gruelle
  • An original painting by Norman Rockwell
  • Paintings by Twins Seven Seven
  • Mexican artwork by the Linares and Aguilar families
  • The drum carried by Edward Black, the youngest drummer boy in the Civil War
  • The Caplan Collection of dolls, toys and folk art from 127 different countries
  • The National Art Museum of Sport
  • One of the world’s largest Batman collections
  • An excellent pre-War toy train collection
  • A noteworthy collection of dinosaur toys and collectibles
  • The Max Simon Comic Book Collection