Discover works of art, artworks, and archival materials in our online database that inspire you and pique your curiosity. Featuring over 1,300 items from the early 19th century to the mid-20th century, our online collection presents a searchable database of selected items from the Seaport Museum’s permanent and working collections of over 28,500 objects, encapsulating the rich maritime heritage of New York City. We hope these artworks inspire you to both explore and reflect on the present in the context of the past.
The number of objects included here is continuously expanding, with updated information about each object, so check back to see what’s new. If you can’t find your favorite artwork, have information we should know about in connection with any of the items you see, or have a collections-related inquiry, we would be happy to hear from you. Please email our Collections Department.
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