Treasures from the Museum & Gallery at Bob Jones University

November 16 2021

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Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

Apologies, I missed this interesting sounding exhibition that opened earlier in the Autumn. The Orlando Museum of Art in Florida has opened a special exhibition of loaned works from the Bob Jones University, South Carolina.

According to the website:

The European Old Master Painting Collection at the Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery is one of the largest and most comprehensive of its kind in the United States. This exhibition of more than 60 works of art from the 14th through the 19th centuries reflects the dramatic course of religious, artistic, and cultural history in Western Europe during these formative centuries. While the collection’s greatest strength is Italian Baroque painting, major artists working in Holland, Flanders, France, and Germany are represented by large-scale works of exceptional quality. Highlights include masterpieces by Botticelli, Rubens, Tintoretto, Veronese, Cranach, Murillo, Ribera, van Dyck, and Doré. The exhibition will give visitors a deeper understanding of the mainstream developments in European painting over the course of almost five centuries. Additionally, the exhibition will focus on guiding visitors through the fascinating narrative subjects of these works and their rich symbolism, some of which are now obscure and mysterious.

The exhibition will run until 8th May 2022.

Coincidentally, there is another exhibition running simultaneously to the one above featuring loaned works from The Muscarelle Museum of Art at the College of William and Mary. Artists represented within the display include the likes of Titian, Annibale Carracci, Peter Paul Rubens, and Rembrandt, important 19th-century French paintings by Paul Cézanne and Eugène Boudin and a major floral painting by Georgia O’Keeffe.

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