Art with a History

Art with a History delves into the provenance of a number of diverse works of art from the permanent collection. Featuring a range of artworks, including paintings, sculptures, and works on paper, from the Renaissance to the twentieth century, this exhibition explores the unique ownership histories of each object and the methods used to uncover their stories.

Art with a History has been researched and curated by Dr. Bryn Schockmel, Kress Fellow for Provenance Research.

Thank you to our sponsors:

Association of Art Museum Directors/Samuel H. Kress Foundation
Annie Bohanon
Billie L. Nees and Allan R. Montgomery
Vicki and David Hunt


Credit: Giuseppe Maria Crespi (Italian, 1665–1747). Portrait of a Woman Holding a Mask (detail), ca. 1700. Oil on canvas. Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. S.T. Fee, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Melton, Mrs. Omar Milligan, Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Sias, and Mr. and Mrs. John A. Taylor, 1978.046