The 55 paintings in this exhibition span a period of more than 400 years (1490–1932) and include some of the greatest holdings of the Scottish National Gallery, Scottish National Portrait Gallery and Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. The paintings encompass many of the major schools of art—Italian, French and Dutch, in addition to Scottish. Many of these works have never been seen in the United States, including Botticelli’s Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child (c. 1490), which has not been exhibited outside of Scotland in over 150 years. Other artists include the Renaissance masters Titian and Veronese; the 17th-century painters El Greco, Velázquez, Van Dyck, Hals, Rembrandt and Vermeer; and such 19th-century figures as Pissarro, Degas, Monet, Sargent, Gauguin and Cézanne. The exhibition will also feature celebrated Scottish painters Ramsay and Raeburn and modern artists such as Picasso, Vuillard, Derain, Bonnard, Matisse and Ernst. A particular highlight of the exhibition will be Braque’s Candlestick (1911), among the first Cubist paintings to incorporate the written word.

Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland

This exhibition is organized by the National Galleries of Scotland. It is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.