Overview of the Collections

The collections the Tides Institute & Museum of Art (TIMA) are extensive and wide ranging – from historical to contemporary, from the 18th century to today. The collections have a particular focus on art, broadly conceived, but also have strong interests with architecture and history. The focuses of the collections are on the U.S./Canada northeast coast with connections to the broader world. The collections include paintings, prints, photographs, and sculpture; Passamaquoddy and Micmac basketry; architectural drawings, documentation and artifacts; ship models; maps; decorative arts (furniture, clocks, silver, glass); musical instruments; and graphic arts. The collections also include a library of books, pamphlets and ephemera. TIMA’s campus of historic buildings, ranging in date from 1819 to 1887, is also an extension of its collections. To browse and search a portion of the collections, click here: Collections.


“End of Day” by Sandor Bernath.

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