Museo de Arte de Ponce opens British Art exhibition

The Museo de Arte de Ponce presents The Art of the Empire: Three Centuries of British Art an exhibition on view until 24/02/14.

Dante Gabriel Rossetti Roman Widow (Dîs Manibus) 1874 oil on canvas, 41 1/4 x 36 3/4 in. (104.8 x 93.3 cm)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti Roman Widow (Dîs Manibus) 1874 oil on canvas, 41 1/4 x 36 3/4 in. (104.8 x 93.3 cm)


The Art of the Empire celebrates the evolution and vitality of three hundred years of British art, from the eighteenth century to the present. The exhibition consists of paintings, sculpture, works on paper and illustrated books organized thematically: portraiture, landscape, religious painting and the Pre-Raphaelite vision, delving into the work of two of its followers, William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones.

The Art of the Empire commemorates the gift to Puerto Rico of an internationally renowned collection of British art, gathered by Luis A. Ferré around the decade of 1960. Its more than sixty-eight pieces are here shown together for the first time, accompanied by an important loan of nineteenth-century graphic art from La Casa del Libro in San Juan. Together, the works reveal the robustness of a tradition that is open to innovation.

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