The Walker Art Gallery’s Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque displays (Rooms 1-4) are closed to visitors until spring 2021. The closure is to facilitate a major refurbishment of these galleries, funded by the Department for Digital, Media, Culture and Sport. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Almost all the works in this room were created for the Roman Catholic Church, to serve its needs spiritually, politically and socially. The Church dominated the lives and thoughts of everyone throughout Europe, except in the Muslim kingdom of Granada in Spain.