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Navy Art Collection

Navy Art Collection

The Navy Art Collection contains over 15,000 paintings, prints, drawings, and sculpture which bring alive the history, legacy and traditions of the United States Navy. The Navy History and Heritage Command maintains it the historic Navy Yard in Washington, D.C.

The Art Collection contains depictions of naval ships, personnel, and action from all eras of U.S. naval history. Thanks to the Combat Art Program which began in 1941, the eras of World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, and Desert Shield/Storm are particularly well represented.

The Branch produces exhibits, loans artwork to museums and institutions, and provides research assistance on the art collection.

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