The Walker Art Gallery’s Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque displays (Rooms 1-4) will close to visitors from 6 January 2020 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.
Here are some of the earliest works from the Walker Art Gallery's collection. Most of them have a religious theme.
This reflects the church's role as the main patron of the arts during the middle ages and early Renaissance.
Private individuals had begun to collect and commission art works by the 16th century. These works were often portraits as well as mythical subjects.
Here are some of the highlights from the collection.