European and American Art: Trees Gallery

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European and American Art in the Trees Gallery, installation view at Krannert Art Museum, 2019.
European and American Art in the Trees Gallery, installation view at Krannert Art Museum, 2019.

Exhibition

On view
Jun 3, 2019
Main Level, Trees Gallery

This gallery is temporarily closed due to COVID-19 protocols. To view works of art in the Trees Collection, visit Trees Collection Porfolio. To see all art installed in the museum, visit Art On View Portfolio. For more information on the closure, visit KAM News.

The newly reimagined Trees Gallery includes a salon-style display that celebrates the legacy of Merle J. and Emily N. Trees: the benefactors who gifted their remarkable collection of Old Master paintings to the University of Illinois beginning in the 1930s. 

On view is Courtyard Scene with a Pregnant Woman: a genre painting by the seventeenth-century Dutch artist Hendrick van der Burch. Eli Wilner & Company recently restored the exquisite eighteenth-century French gilt frame on Van der Burch’s painting, after the New York firm selected KAM as a 2019 recipient of matching funds for their Museum Framing Projects initiative.

The display also includes iconic paintings from the Krannert Art Museum collection by Moretto da Brescia, Frans Hals, Winslow Homer, David Teniers II, and many others.

Curator: Maureen Warren, Curator of European and American Art

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