ABOUT THE COLLECTION
The DMA’s European art collection is an exquisite grouping of paintings, sculptures, and works on paper with strengths in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. The European Art Galleries on Level 2 were completely reinstalled in summer 2019, prompted by the final bequest of 32 Impressionist and modern masterworks gifted by Margaret and Eugene McDermott to benefit the DMA.
The galleries offer a fresh interpretation of the Museum’s European collection, featuring rarely shown works that have been restored for exhibition, a new presentation of Old Master paintings and sculpture, and the integration of the McDermotts’ magnificent gift.
Highlights include artwork by Jacques-Louis David, Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun, Canaletto, Claude-Joseph Vernet, Joseph Mallord William Turner, Edouard Manet, Gustave Courbet, Rosa Bonheur, Pablo Picasso, and Henry Moore. The collection is also distinguished by its outstanding holdings in Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art by Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, Edgar Degas, Paul Cézanne, Gustave Caillebotte, Camille Pissarro, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Paul Signac, and Édouard Vuillard, among others.
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MORE TO EXPLORE
Hear curators Dr. Nicole R. Myers and Julien Domercq talk about the reinstallation of the European Art Galleries, from displaying recent art acquisitions, to bringing objects out of storage, and more.
One of the best days I’ve spent in a museum space. I absolutely recommend it.
– Christina Rees, Glasstire