The Bow 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 its curved outer wall and abundant natural light, the Bow Gallery is a distinctive feature of the Kinkead Pavilion, which was added to the existing building in 1988. The Bow Gallery features American and European art from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, and the decorative arts. Highlights include Rococo and Neoclassical paintings and ceramics, eighteenth-century portraits, and nineteenth-century landscape paintings.
Author: Maureen Warren, curator of European and American art, 2017.