When the museum purchased “The Annunciation” in 1899, it was the first work by an African American artist purchased by a major museum in the United States. Now, over 200 years of collecting later, we’ve got an amazing collection we’re happy to show off in the upcoming exhibition “Represent: 200 Years of African American Art.”

The Annunciation,” 1898, by Henry Ossawa Tanner

Before going out his New Year’s Eve, turn inward with our Yoga White Party. With yoga and meditation classes, henna tattoos, and healthy drinks, you’ll have everything you need to start 2015 right. 5:30–8:00 p.m. Remember to wear white and bring your mat. Admission is Pay What You Wish.

On a Blue Ceiling, Eight Geometric Figures: Circle, Trapezoid, Parallelogram, Rectangle, Square, Triangle, Right Triangle, X (Wall Drawing No. 351),” 1981, Sol LeWitt.© Sol LeWitt / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

This marvelous watercolor by flower painter Pierre Joseph Redouté depicts an amaryllis. The flower was purchased for a huge sum by Empress Josephine, the wife of Napoleon Bonaparte.

Joséphine’s March Lily, Amaryllis josephinae,” 1802–05, by Pierre Joseph Redouté