This exciting and highly important exhibition comprises 60 paintings from the European collection of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, the nationís oldest public art museum (founded 1842). The most famous aspect of its European painting collection is the concentration of Italian Baroque masterpieces. Notable examples by Strozzi, Giordano, Rosa, Castello, Gentileschi, among others are included. The first authentic Caravaggio to enter an American museum is included in this presentation. Spanish and Northern European masterpieces include works by Goya, Ribera, Zurbar‡n, Teniers the Younger, Hals, and Sweerts, among others. English artists include Van Dyck, West and Gainsborough to name but a few.
The exhibition is funded by Bank of America.