The Dixon Gallery features European masterpieces from The Speed Art Museum

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artwork: Jan Brueghel the Elder (Flemish, 1568 -1625), Hendrikvan BalenI (Flemish, 1575 -1632) - "A Bacchanal", about 1608-1616 Oil on panel. A Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY purchase


MEMPHIS, TN.- The Dixon Gallery and Gardens is presenting an exhibition of more than 70 major works by master painters Rembrandt, Rubens, Tiepolo , Gainsborough, Hogarth and others from the renowned collection of the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky. On view through April 15th, Rembrandt, Rubens, and the Golden Age of Painting illustrates how the tremendous changes in religion, science, and politics coupled with economic growth in Europe in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries gave way to a golden age of painting. The exhibition is comprised of brilliant portraits, religious paintings, landscapes, scenes of everyday life, still lifes, and interpretations of classical antiquity.