About The European Collection
Our European Collection includes more than 1,200 paintings, drawings and sculptures depicting everything from religious subjects to everyday life from the 14th to 19th centuries. The collection galleries explore the characteristics of major styles from Renaissance to Impressionism, as well as connections among artworks from diverse parts of the globe. Represented artists include: Marco Palmezzano, Astorga Master, Giovanni Francesco Barbieri (Il Guercino), Abraham Janssens, François Boucher, George Romney, Jean-Baptiste Greuze and Jean-Antoine Houdon, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Auguste Rodin, Baron Antoine-Jean Gros, Ferdinand-Victor-Eugene Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, and Claude Monet.
In accordance with the American Association of Museums' (AAM) "Guidelines Concerning the Unlawful Appropriation of Objects During the Nazi Era" enacted in April 2001, Phoenix Art Museum is in the process of preparing and providing detailed downloadable provenance information for all of its European paintings made before 1946. Read more about the Provenance Project.
These rooms were conceived, designed and in large part created by Narcissa Niblack Thorne. An Indiana native, Thorne began to collect miniature furniture and household accessories during her travels to England and the Far East shortly after the turn of the 20th century.
Phoenix Rising: Steele Gallery Saturday, April 16, 2016 - Sunday, May 29, 2016
Michelangelo: Sacred and Profane Lila and Joel Harnett Gallery Sunday, January 17, 2016 - Sunday, March 27, 2016
Cameos Lyon Gallery Saturday, November 28, 2015 - Sunday, April 17, 2016
American and European Art from the 1920s and 1930s Lyon Gallery Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - Sunday, November 15, 2015
Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Leicester and the Power of Observation Steele Gallery Saturday, January 24, 2015 - Sunday, April 12, 2015
Mysteries from Europe Lyon Gallery Saturday, November 22, 2014 - Sunday, April 19, 2015
Cézanne and American Modernism Steele Gallery Thursday, July 1, 2010 - Sunday, September 26, 2010
Passport to Europe Steele Gallery Sunday, April 6, 2008 - Sunday, June 15, 2008
Masterpiece Replayed Katz Wing, Main Level Sunday, January 20, 2008 - Sunday, May 4, 2008
Illuminated Manuscripts Steele Gallery Tuesday, December 11, 2007 - Sunday, March 9, 2008