Robert ParkeHarrison (American, b. 1968) and Shana ParkeHarrison (American, b. 1964); Oppenheimer's Circle, 1999; gelatin silver print. Copy Right Holder: the artist. Museum purchase, Wachenheim Family Fund. (M.2003.5) x1200
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Grant Wood and Cole Porter

Grant Wood (American, 1892-1942), Death on the Ridge Road, 1935, oil on masonite. Gift of Cole Porter. © Figge Art Museum, successors to the Estate of Nan Wood Graham/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY._x600

Grant Wood (American, 1892-1942), Death on the Ridge Road, 1935, oil on masonite. Gift of Cole Porter. © Figge Art Museum, successors to the Estate of Nan Wood Graham/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.

Ever wonder about the previous owners of works in WCMA’s collection? Grant Wood’s Death on the Ridge Road is a striking example. The painting was a gift to the museum by the illustrious songwriter and composer Cole Porter in 1947.

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