Harris Gallery of Baroque Art

The Morton B. and Mary Jane Harris Gallery features selections from the Palmer Museum’s collection of Old Master paintings. The majority of works on view are from the Baroque, a term that refers to an array of artistic approaches practiced throughout Europe in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Paintings from Italy predominate, but the gallery also includes work by French and Flemish artists. Typical of the period, the paintings are mostly religious in nature, depicting narratives from either the Old and New Testaments or the Golden Legend.