For nearly sixty years, Wally Goodman (b:1922-d:2008) and Patrick Duffy's love, generosity and good taste have culminated in one of America's most dynamic private art collections. Comprised of more than 300 artworks, spanning from the late 18th century to the present day, The Goodman Duffy Collection is, to say the least, eclectic.

Like any notable art collection, it has included many artists over the years who are part of the “official” art historical canon—from legends like Goya, Honore Daumier, and Paul Klee, to Modern and Contemporary masters like Jim Dine, Marcia Hafif, Willem deKooning, Robert Rauschenberg, Richard Tuttle, William T. Wiley, and Christo.

What sets it apart, however, is the collection's simultaneous support of innovative new and emerging artists, such as Gordon Cheung, Justin Favela, Abigail Goldman, Volker Hüller, and Angela Kallus (to name just a few).

And yet, at the same time, collecting is only part of what The Goodman Duffy Collection is about. What comes after collecting? Living with the artworks, of course; experiencing how they change as your perspective evolves with time.

But easily the most rewarding part of the process is THE SHARING. Art collectors should be more than accumulators. The Goodman Duffy Collection has enjoyed the pleasure of sharing hundreds of works through gallery and museum loans and gifts.

We invite everyone to take an interest in this vibrant collection. For information about the artists in The Goodman Duffy Collection, visit the links page. If you'd like to exhibit work from the collection, or inquire about a possible donation, visit the contact page to get in touch, or browse the full collection by following the link above. Thank you for visiting the Goodman Duffy Collection online—and maybe one day in person?

The Goodman Duffy Collection Online

Featured image: William T. Wiley, Grebeny - The Burning Village after Bosch, 1994, Acrylic, charcoal, graphite on canvas, 71 1/2" x 106 3/4", Gift to the Smithsonian American Art Museum, from Patrick C. Duffy in memory of Wally Goodman, 2009.33