King University unveils online Museum of Fine Arts
May 29, 2013King University has launched the King University Museum of Fine Arts. The Museum of Fine Arts is a web-based art gallery at museum.king.edu comprised of the Neal and Alice Caldwell Art Collection.
The King University Museum of Fine Arts features more than 360 original pieces of art and 65 artifacts spanning centuries, genres and media. These original works include such masters as Rembrandt, Corot, Turner, Picasso, DalÝ, Toulouse-Lautrec, Whistler, Marsh, Chagall and Matisse, among others. The collection represents early works such as an early illuminated choral manuscript penned on vellum to some of the most iconic and recognizable images of
The collection offers insight into many movements and artist groups such as proto-impressionism, surrealism, Cubism, Romanticism and Dadaism. It also illustrates the friendships and associations between artists such as Pissarro, who was a student of Corot, a contemporary of Degas, and whose talent and works influenced CÚzanne, Gauguin, Monet, Seurat and Cassatt.
The collection is an excellent resource for King students, allowing them the opportunity to study works at close range without leaving the campus. The collection is also a community resource. A portion of the collection is on display in the E.W. King Library and available for viewing at no cost to visitors.
To view the Neal and Alice Caldwell Art Collection at the King University Museum of Fine
Arts, visit http://museum.king.edu.