The Trees Gallery has been temporarily deinstalled in preparation for a project to improve accessibility to the main floor restroom and provide improved storage for visitor belongings. This portion of the building remains open during the project, including the accessible entrance and elevators. Selections from the European and American Art collection have been reinstalled in the Rosann Gelvin Noel Gallery.
With works from the Middle Ages and early modern period, the Trees gallery includes an array of European paintings, sculpture, ceramics, prints, and architectural elements. The gallery encompasses objects made for both secular and sacred contexts. Strengths include medieval devotional art and Old Master paintings, especially from the Lowlands (Flanders and the Dutch Republic).
The gallery is named for Merle J. and Emily N. Trees, who gave an important collection of paintings to the museum including works by Francois Clouet, Frans Hals, David Teniers II, Pieter de Hooch, John Singleton Copley, Winslow Homer, and Camille Pissarro.
Written by Maureen Warren, Curator of European and American Art, 2017