Ancient American, Native American, 17th-Century, and Maritime Art

Showcasing art of the ancient Americas and Native American art from the prehistoric era to the present, Level LG includes exceptional examples of goldwork from what is today Colombia, Andean textiles, the foremost collection of classic Maya ceramics outside of Guatemala, and a range of Native North American works. Visitors can explore the beginnings of colonial life in New England through the Museum’s unparalleled collection of 17th- and early 18th-century portraits, furniture, silver, and textiles. One gallery showcases rotating exhibitions of Colonial embroidery, including samplers, needlework pictures, and domestic textiles. Complementing these spaces is a gallery devoted to ship models and the maritime world, the Brown Pearl Hall, a 17th-century period room, and the 17th-century Manning House frame.

Explore the galleries on Level LG