A Divine Light: Northern Renaissance Paintings from the Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery

March 17, 2012 - July 29, 2012
Virginia and Alfred Kennedy and Philip Henry Alston Jr. Galleries

Organized by the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, Tenn., and the Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery in Greenville, S.C., “A Divine Light: Northern Renaissance Paintings from the Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery” and its accompanying catalogue, which have been awarded financial support from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, presents 28 works of art from one of the finest collections of Old Master paintings in the Southeast. Dr. Bob Jones Jr. acquired these paintings for the art museum he founded in 1951 at Bob Jones University. The great Baroque holdings of the museum have long overshadowed other parts of the collection, and “A Divine Light” marks the first time that its beautiful Northern Renaissance paintings have been the sole focus of an exhibition. Designed as intimate encounter with the devotional art of the 15th and 16th centuries, “A Divine Light” explores the ways in which Northern Renaissance artists expressed the central mysteries of the Christian faith through setting, pose, gesture and the objects of everyday life.

In-House Curator

Lynn Boland, Pierre Daura Curator of European Art


The W. Newton Morris Foundation and the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art