The University of Arizona Museum of Art and Archive of Visual Arts

A Continuing Legacy: Gallagher Purchases Part I

Edward Okun, Vivitur Ingenio Caetera Mortis Erunt, 1914,
Edwin Howland Blashfield, The Roman Aviary, 1880
Rembrandt van Rijn, The Descent from the Cross, 1633
Christiaen van Couwenbergh, Man with Tankard and Glass, 1620s

May 31 – September 21, 2014

Apart from donating a world-class Modern art collection to the UAMA in memory of his young son, Edward Gallagher, Jr. also established a generous endowment which has allowed the museum to purchase more than 1300 works of art for the permanent collection. With the collective vision of the directors and curators, the museum’s collection has grown to include rare works on paper, old master portraits, and other significant works that have strengthened the core collections of the museum. This exhibition features just a handful of the many works purchased over the years and pays tribute to the generosity of Edward Gallagher, Jr.