History in Pictures

Art is a record of ideas and messages from the past by reflecting its own time and culture. Sometimes art’s culture is foreign to our own experiences and understanding today, which requires a translation in order for us to grasp the meaning of its intent and the significance in its time. Listen and learn about works of art and their context from M&G’s collection and others—it’s an opportunity to view the world beyond your twenty-first-century perspective and experience.

Allegory of the Fall and Redemption of Man
Lucas Cranach, the Younger

The Adoration of the Magi
Frans Francken, the Younger

Visiting Museums

  • Nov 01, 2018

M&G Paintings on Loan

Greenville County Museum of Art

Eyre Crowe

  • Oct 01, 2018

Wittenberg, October 31, 1517
Eyre Crowe, A. R. A.

Gustave Doré

  • Sep 01, 2018

The Ascension
Gustave Doré

Madonna and Child with Saints
Niccolò di Pietro Gerini

Gilbert Stuart

  • Jul 01, 2018

George Washington (Lansdowne portrait) 1796
Gilbert Stuart

Martin Luther Discovering Justification by Faith
Edward Matthew Ward, R. A.