The Samuel H. Kress Collection of Italian Paintings
The Samuel H. Kress Collection of Italian Paintings at Fairfield University comprises ten paintings by minor masters of the Renaissance and Baroque. These artworks were donated to the University in 2002 by the Museum of Art, Science & Industry (now "The Discovery Museum") in Bridgeport, Connecticut to honor the spirit of Samuel H. Kress's "Gift to the Nation." This "Gift" presented in excess of 3,000 works of European art to the National Gallery of Art, regional museums, and college and university galleries across the United States.
The Kress Collection of paintings at Fairfield University have been included in a unique collaboration between ARTstor and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation to digitally re-unite as many paintings as possible from the original Kress Collection.
The Kress Collection of paintings are now installed in the Bellarmine Museum of Art.