New Acquisitions

The AD&A Museum’s world class collections are built, primarily, thanks to the generosity of numerous alumni, architects, art collectors, and gallery owners, to whom we are immensely grateful. Listed below are a few highlights of our recent acquisitions.


Chiura Obata – Miscellaneous artworks including a folding screen, ink drawings, prints and a collection of magazines

Obata, Four Christmas Cards (1958)

Chiura Obata (b. Japan, 1885-1975)
Four Christmas cards (1958)
Hand-colored on paper
5-7/8 x 8 ¼ in. each


72 artworks from Fima and Jere Lifshitz’s African art collection including pieces from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon, Sudan, and Mozambique, among other countries

Bamana People (19th c.)
Mazi maternity figure, woman with scarifications on breasts, sitting on a stool and breast-feeding
112 x 30 x 33 in.


Two portraits painted by John Nava

Nava, Chemo Portrait (Nancy) (2015)

John Nava (b. United States, 1947)
Chemo Portrait (Nancy) (2015)
Oil on panel
10 x 8 in.


Paul László’s studio catalog

László's studio catalog

Paul László (b. Hungary, 1900-1993)
Interiors/Exteriors studio catalog including drawings and black and white photos by Julius Shulman
Printed in 1947 by Morrison Publishing
Spiral bound, 102 pages


15 Peter Norton Family Christmas Art Projects, including works by contemporary artists such as Do Ho Suh, Anna Gaskell and Sanford Biggers

Takashi Murakami, Oval (2000), Peter Norton Family Christmas Art Projects
Takashi Murakami (b. Japan, 1963)
Oval, 2000
Colored plastic, vinyl, mini-cd
10 x 7 ¼ x 7 ¼ in.