American decorated stoneware serves as a focal point for many folk art collections. Winterthur, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, and Shelburne museums are examples of institutions containing definitive antique stoneware of superior detail and craftsmanship. Our primary destination, while visiting the middle Hudson region, was the Adam Weitsman Collection at the New York State Museum in Albany. Mr. Weitsman donated his entire collection of stoneware to the museum. Below is a sample of 40 pieces now on display until 2011.