A Closer Look

Take a closer look at objects in the collection to discover fascinating details in the materials, narrative, or artists. Each clip will help you better understand the past as well as enjoy the objects in M&G’s collection.

The refinement of High Renaissance art motivated mannerist painters like Francesco Cavazzoni to explore other avenues of expression. Legend of the Finding of the True Cross provides an intriguing example.

The extraordinary life-like quality of the characters in this work illustrate why Francois de Troy was one of the 17th century’s most popular portrait painters.

Art historian Georges Marlier describes The Holy Family in the Carpenter Shop as “a magnificent work which equals the most beautiful Caravaggio.”

Guido Reni is one of the foremost artists of the Bolognese school. Learn about his rendering of the four gospel writers from the founder of our Museum & Gallery, Dr. Bob Jones, Jr.

The Martyrdom of St. Lawrence was a popular subject during the Baroque era.  Francesco de Rosa’s rendering illustrates the “high drama” of the story.

The European furniture in the Museum & Gallery collection has been called the finest in America by Joseph Aronson, author of The Encyclopedia of Furniture. This beautiful Italian cassone is a good example.

Art historian Michael Jaffe notes that Rubens’s Christ marks a watershed in Christian iconography. Watch the video to learn more.

Christ often chose to subtly correct His disciples through simple, but poignant illustrations. Mattia Preti beautifully captures one such moment.

The Della Robbia family is famous—for their secret artistic recipe. Watch to learn more about a pair of sculpture and this family of artists represented in M&G’s collection.