Museums that Showcase Pennsylvania German Arts and Antiques
(My Random Favorites)
The American Folk Art Museum: In New York City, next-door to MoMA. They're both avant-garde.
Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Met. (Not the one with Beverly Sills.)
Philadelphia Museum of Art: It's not just Picassos and Rembrandts here. Lots of Dutchified art also.
Lancaster County's Heritage Center: A cornucopia of Lancaster antiques ...and a stunning collection of Amish quilts.
Landis Valley Museum: Two eccentric bachelor brothers create a world-class museum in Lancaster County.
Barnes Foundation: Albert Barnes says: Collect Renoirs, Cezannes, and PA Dutch stuff. Then stack them in huge piles.
Mercer Museum: Another eccentic bachelor creates a world-class collection. (Do I detect a theme here?)
Winterthur: Henry Francis Du Pont was King-of-the-Collecting-Mountain.
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society: This place is excellent. (O. K. I'm biased. I have been a trustee here for 20 years.)
Rothman Gallery at F&M College: Not just for students. For Dutchy cognicenti also.
Mennonite Historians of Eastern Pennsylvania: A Fraktur collection that will shock and amaze you.
Ephrata Cloister: Very medieval-ish. Very important.