For the first time, paintings by celebrated artists such as Rembrandt, Titian, El Greco, Bouguereau, Renoir, and Monet from the renowned collection of Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska will travel to Tulsa.
Spanning nearly 500 years and with over 50 works of art, the exhibition explores European painting expansively from the Italian Renaissance to French Impressionism. Rembrandt to Monet delves into European political, social, and cultural histories and brings the landscapes of Europe to Tulsa with powerful images and rich connections to the Philbrook collection.
The expansive chronological and geographical range includes the most significant periods, schools, and styles of European art history, represented by masterworks by Titian, Veronese, El Greco, Claude Lorrain, Rembrandt, Courbet, Monet, and Pissarro, among others. A highlight of the exhibition is a distinguished group of nineteenth-century French academic paintings, with major works by Breton, Bouguereau, and Gérôme. Outstanding examples of religious, history, portrait, landscape, genre, and still-life painting define artistic movements and embody European social, cultural, and political histories.
Prior to the Tulsa venue, the traveling exhibition was presented at the Taubman Museum of Art (Roanoke, Virginia) under te title Titian to Monet: European Paintings from Joslyn Art Museum (7 October 2022 through 8 January 2023).
The touring exhibition is accompanied by the richly illustrated publication, European Paintings and Sculpture from Joslyn Art Museum, written by Taylor J. Acosta, Ph.D., Chief Curator and Willis A. Strauss Curator of European Art, with contributions from noted scholars and specialists of European art history. Masterworks from Joslyn Art Museum’s renowned European collection are illuminated by artist biographies, examinations of practice and technique, and cultural and historical contexts.