Now through December 31, 2020. Museum Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Tracing the growth of a native British
school of artists, the installation reveals how frequently the story of
art in Britain focuses on a narrative of international exchange. The
new arrangement addresses the impact of immigration and travel on
British art and culture across the centuries, and the role that the arts
have played in the history of
Britain's imperial vision, exploring the ways in which the perception of
the British Empire influenced how Britons saw themselves and others.
Featured in the display are the Netherlandish artists who provided the
foundations of British art in the Tudor period (1485-1603), as well as
the seventeenth-century Flemish artist Anthony van Dyck, the
eighteenth-century Venetian artist Canaletto, the German artist
Johan Zoffany, and American artists John Singleton Copley and Benjamin