About the Collection

The mission of The Chipstone Foundation is to promote and enhance appreciation and knowledge of American material culture (emphasizing the decorative arts) by scholars, students and the general public.

Preserving the collections of American furniture, American historical prints and early English ceramics initially assembled by Stanley Stone and Polly M. Stone, The Chipstone Foundation enhances this collection by acquiring objects of the highest aesthetic quality, historical significance and interpretative possibility related to the fields in which the Chipstone Foundation collections have been concentrated.

“Piggy Bankers/The Great Recession of 2008”, 2009 was acquired by the museum in 2018, as part of a major gift by the Kohler Foundation. The piece was selected for its correlation with the museum’s concentration on the study of American material culture.

The Chipstone Foundation is located in Milwuakee, Wisconsin.