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European and American Art, Medieval to the Present

Spanning the Middle Ages to the present, the collection of European and American art at the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art offers a survey of the painting, sculpture, and decorative arts of the Western world. While relatively small, the collections of medieval through eighteenth-century art contain representative examples of major object types, styles, and movements, including Florentine, Venetian, and Northern Renaissance paintings and altarpieces; Dutch genre and still-life paintings; Baroque compositions celebrating the church and the monarchy; and Neo-Classical portraiture of the French Revolutionary era. Nineteenth- and twentieth- century art are well represented at the Eskenazi Museum of Art, with particular strengths in nineteenth-century landscape painting (from Romanticism to Impressionism) and twentieth-century modernist movements such as German Expressionism, Dada, and post-World War II abstraction. Highlights include major works by Gustave Caillebotte, Emil Nolde, Marcel Duchamp, Pablo Picasso, Stuart Davis, and Jackson Pollock.