“Treasures of British Art” Arrives at Joslyn


June 1st, 2018

Omaha, NE—This weekend, The Joslyn Art Museum opens a new temporary exhibition on loan, Treasures of British Art 1400-2000: The Berger Collection. It was part of the private holdings of William Berger, but now the 50 piece collection’s home is the Denver Art Museum. Spanning many centuries, Treasures of British Art is expansive enough to show the lineage of Anglo painting from pre-Renaissance to just about present.

One of the major shifts in British art is, of course, the Reformation and the island’s separation from the Roman Catholic Church.

After the Reformation, British art moved from away religion, making way for royal portraiture, landscapes, and iconic sporting art.There’s no shortage of content in the Berger Collection with 50 pieces, but there are at least a few highlights of the exhibition to note.To give spectators the best sense of the timeline of British Art, it made sense curatorially to take them on the journey.

Treasures of British Art 1400-2000: The Berger Collection will open tomorrow, June 2nd at Joslyn Art Museum. For more information visit Joslyn.org.

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