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The Nasher Museum’s collection of European art contains over 500 objects from the early Renaissance to the Modernist period (c. 1400 – c. 1900).
Strengths of the collection include Baroque painting and sixteenth- and seventeenth-century prints and drawings. Object types include bronze and marble sculpture, wooden architectural fragments and decorative arts, metalwork, and panel painting, among others. Several works in this collection were also part of the original group of medieval and Renaissance period works acquired from the estate of Ernest Brummer in 1966 (see also the Medieval collection). Additional highlights include objects in alabaster and leather, as well as a full illuminated book of hours (c. 1490). Visitors are able to explore the Book of Hours online.

The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University owns more than 10,000 works of art. As part of its mission, the Nasher Museum created this online database to make its collections accessible to a wide audience. This is an ongoing project, so please check back periodically to browse new entries. Some data may change as a result of ongoing research.