European Painting and Sculpture to 1945

The European galleries feature painting, sculpture, prints and decorative arts from the 12th through the early 20th centuries, including works by Old Masters and Impressionists as well as artists of the modern era. The collection offers a rich and textured experience of European art, filled with imaginative stories, intriguing portraits, religious themes, and scenes of city and country life. The collection includes:

  • Paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens, El Greco, Ribera, Caravaggio, Cranach and Jan Brueghel presented in the Clowes Collection suite of galleries, and Impressionist works by Monet, Renoir and Pissarro
  • The IMA's renowned collection of watercolors and prints by the British master landscape painter J.M.W. Turner and a gallery of British paintings from the 18th and the 19th centuries
  • The IMA's esteemed collection of the Pont-Aven School, acquired from the Josefowitz collection, features paintings and prints by Paul Gauguin, Emile Bernard, Paul Sérusier and other artists of this late-19th-century international school.
  • The IMA's Neo-Impressionist painting collection, considered the most comprehensive of its kind in North America
  • A special installation—Bellini and the Art of Devotion—focuses on the practice of painting in the Italian Renaissance in the studio of Giovanni Bellini. To find out more visit the Bellini: Creating and Recreating online interactive.