Art-from-collection-01 Mr. Scott Baker 2012-10-05 20.09.47

Henry O. Tanner’s Return from the Crucifixion, an oil tempera painting, which is the last completed work of the artist, was one of the earliest acquisitions. This historic work is still a jewel of the collection. Since the initial acquisition, numerous purchases and gifts from friends and faculty of the University, private collectors, art foundations, and various branches of the federal government have entered the permanent collection. The artifacts of Alain Locke, the esteemed philosopher, began the encyclopedia collection of African artifacts, while the Kress Foundation set up the collection of Renaissance and Baroque Paintings. Other significant contributions and acquisitions, such as the Irving Gumbel Collection of European prints from the 16th to the 19th centuries…

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