Chasing History: Art and Provenance

August 9 – November 26, 2006
Over the past two years, the Cantor Arts Center has undertaken an extensive review of its collection of European art and sculpture, focusing specifically on the history of ownership, or provenance, of the works in its care. This exhibition, organized by curatorial assistant Judy Dennis and chief curator Bernard Barryte, highlights the research conducted on several paintings, including Palma Giovane’s Saint John the Baptist in the Wilderness and Sir Joshua Reynolds’s Portrait of Elizabeth Turner, illustrating methods and revealing results of the investigations.

 




Carlo Dolci
Madonna in Glory, c. 1670
Oil on canvas
Cantor Arts Center Collection Committee for Art Acquisitions Fund