Art of Europe
The Museum of Art’s collection of European Art ranges from old master paintings to Impressionism and beyond to art of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Italian Renaissance art forms one key component and includes works by major artists including Giotto, Fra Angelico, Carlo Crivelli, Giorgione, and Veronese, while the Museum’s collection of Spanish art is world famous, with masterpieces by Bermejo, El Greco, Sánchez Cotán, Zurbarán, Goya, and Sorolla among its highlights. A small group of Northern Baroque paintings includes works by Hals, Rubens, Ruisdael, and Van Dyck, while the Italian eighteenth century is well represented by Tiepolo, Canaletto, Bellotto, Guardi, and Batoni.
The collection of French art begins with Vouet and Ingres and is stronger still for the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries with works by Bouguereau, Daumier, Monet, Degas, Renoir, Braque, Matisse, and Dubuffet. Other strengths of the collection of twentieth-century European art are a group of German Expressionist paintings, drawings, and prints, as well as notable sculptures by Aristide Maillol, Joan Miró, Marino Marini, Henry Moore, and Barbara Hepworth. In addition to the paintings and sculpture that are always on view, the Museum also holds a collection of prints and drawings that are shown in rotation; among these works, the Baldwin M. Baldwin Collection of prints, drawings, and paintings by Toulouse-Lautrec is particularly notable.