Our current research project, which analyzes the provenances of thousands of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and Modern paintings, is called Modern Migrants: Paintings from Europe in US Museums.

As part of our project ‘Modern Migrants: Paintings from Europe in US Museums’, we needed to answer the simple but pressing question: what is a painting? We thus created the website,, which helps us to understand the full variety of artistic responses, from watercolor on canvas to oil on asbestos!

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