If you are interested in miniatures, like those offered by Elle Shushan, there is a fine collection at the Nelson-Atkins here in town. The collection is made up of 300-ish pieces originally donated by Mr. and Mrs. John W. Starr. A smaller selection is on display though the pieces do rotate so it's worth checking in on each (frequent) visit. They are mounted over small mirrors so you can see the backs, which are beautifully decorated, as well.
Image, miniature by John Smart of Colonel Keith Michael Alexander, c. 1810, courtesy of the Nelson. The Colonel is not currently on display, but I liked his snappy red coat.
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