Frans Hals (Dutch, ca 1581–1666), Portrait of Cornelius Guldewagen, Mayor of Haarlem, ca. 1660. Oil on oak panel. Gift of Merle J. and Emily N. Trees 1953-1-1
Jun 3, 2019 to Dec 23, 2019
Main Level, Trees Gallery
The Bow and Trees Galleries, which have been freshly painted with new colors, feature thoughtful reinterpretations of KAM’s collection of European and American art from circa 1320 to 1950.
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