Over forty years ago the Museo de Arte de Ponce was founded by philanthropist Luis A. Ferré who sought to acquire a well rounded and timeless collection. Using his keen eye for beauty and with the help of Dr. Julius Held-one of the leading art historians in the 20th century-he amassed one of the most spectacular collections spanning six centuries and eight countries.
During its closure for renovation beginning in 2008 through 2010, the Museo de Arte de Ponce has offered a traveling exhibition of the masterworks of their collection. Traveling in the this splendid exhibition are over fifty paintings which include works by Luca di Tommé (1330-1389), Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641), Francisco de Goya (1746-1828), Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904) and Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882).
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Left: Head of the Oldest of the Three Kings (The Greek Magus) (detail), Sir Peter Paul Rubens, c.1620. Oil on wood panel. Collection Museo de Arte de Ponce (62.0300). Fundación Luis A. Ferré, Inc., Ponce, Puerto Rico. Photo by John Betancourt. Center: Assumption of the Virgin (detail), Charles Mellin, c.1630. Oil on canvas. Collection Museo de Arte de Ponce (58.0049). Fundación Luis A. Ferré, Inc., Ponce, Puerto Rico. Photo by John Betancourt. Right: Judith with the Head of Holofernes (detail), Lucas Cranach I, c.1520-1537. Oil on wood panel. Collection Museo de Arte de Ponce (60.0143). Fundación Luis A. Ferré, Inc., Ponce, Puerto Rico. Photo by John Betancourt.
This exhibition is organized by Museo de Arte de Ponce. This exhibition is supported by the Museum's Friends of European Art and the Museum's Connoisseurs Circle. Promotional support for this exhibition has been provided by Cox Communications, Clear Channel Communications, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Latino Future Magazine and Scottsdale, Glendale, Mesa and Phoenix Public Libraries.