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Bray Renaissance Gallery

Bray Renaissance Gallery


Dedicated in 1961, this gallery was designed to exhibit ten 17th Century French tapestries and period furnishings, which Viola E. Bray purchased for the FIA. Her extensive personal collection of paperweights are now a part of the FIA’s permanent collection.

In this, gallery Renaissance and Baroque decorative arts and furniture are on view, including a set of 17th-century French tapestries that chronicle the legend of Rinaldo and Arminda from the 16th-century poem, Jerusalem Delivered by Torquato Tasso. Also in this gallery is a rare shaped panel painting by Peter Paul Rubens. 


  • Viola E. Bray