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The Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Museum of Art [herein MWPAI or Museum], through its exhibitions, programs, and its permanent collection, creates enriching authentic experiences with art that inspire, enlighten, and cultivate curiosity. The images and texts on this website are for the express purposes of extending the Museum's educational capacity beyond its buildings walls.

Image Use and Copyright
The materials (images and text) included within this site are intended for personal, educational, and non-commercial uses only or for fair use as defined by the United States copyright law []. Any statement on the public domain status of a work is made by MWPAI in good faith. While MWPAI makes every effort to accurately determine the rights status of works and their images, this information is provided without any warranty.

The downloading of a file is subject to any additional terms or restrictions applicable to the image or text in that file, whether or not those terms or restrictions are set for on this site. Intellectual property restrictions prohibit certain files from being downloaded. By downloading, printing, or using material from this website, whether accessed directly or indirectly, users agree that such uses will comply with fair use, and will not violate MWPAI’s or any other party’s proprietary rights. Please credit Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Museum of Art, Utica, NY.

Texts and Essays
All text contained herein is copyrighted by MWPAI and may not be reproduced in whole or in part, without the express written consent of MWPAI. Museums, artists, educators, or researchers interested in using any of the text contained herein for educational or research purposes should contact MWPAI to inform us of your plans and any assistance we can provide. For more information, please contact: Michael Somple, Registrar and Exhibition Manager, (315) 797-0000, ext. 2135,

Image Reproduction Requests
MWPAI cannot guarantee the availability of images for every work in our collection; works or their images may be unavailable due to condition, location, exhibition, collection priorities, copyright, or other restrictions. None of the images contained on this site may be reproduced in any form (original or altered) or media without the express written consent of all artists, photographers, donors, and reproduction rights holders who have the right to withhold consent. As an end user, you are solely responsible for the download or use of any images from the MWPAI’s site. It is your responsibility to verify and honor any rights information provided here as well as to obtain any additional permission or clearances that may be required for works protected by copyright. Please note that in many cases MWPAI owns only the physical object, and does not assume responsibility for intellectual property, including copyright, or any other legal issues involved in the publication and reproduction of items in its collection.

Digital images of works in the Museum of Art's permanent collection are available for search and purchase through the fine art licensing company Art Resource. If you have any questions regarding the rights status of a work of artworks or images on the MWPAI’s website, or have any information on the rights status of a work contrary or in addition to the information in our records, please contact the MWPAI registrar’s office: Michael Somple, Registrar and Exhibition Manager, (315) 797-0000, ext. 2135,