Imagine yourself taking part in a lively wedding dance or gazing upon a cheerless cemetery. Picture a scene where a woman commits an act of heroism to save her people. These images are just a few of those you will find in the European Paintings collection, recognized as one of the finest in the United States. It includes work by well-known painters of religious imagery, portraits, landscapes and scenes from everyday life. The collection features nearly 1,000 paintings that date from the 1100s until 1950.