The Museum & Gallery at Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina was founded by Bob Jones Jr., a pioneer in collecting Dutch and Flemish Caravaggisti in the 1950s. Now, the museum houses more paintings by these artists than any other museum in America. Specifically, the collection represents Dutch and Flemish artistic development with more than one hundred paintings. Of special interest are works by Colijn de Coter, Master of the Holy Blood, Juan de Flandes, Antoine de Lonhy, Jan van Bijlert, Gerrit van Honthorst, Jan Victors, Govert Flinck, Peter Paul Rubens, and Jan Boeckhorst. Additionally, the collection contains roughly three dozen other objects from a variety of categories including engravings by Rembrandt, a charming three-legged metal pitcher from the fourteenth or fifteenth century, one diptych panel of a small ivory depicting The Trinity, a pair of choir stalls by Jan Aertsz. Terwen, and three large tapestries from the Hezekiah series.
Erin Jones, Director (April 2020)