To enjoy the beautiful works by British artist William Holman Hunt, on loan to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, you don't really need to understand the Pre-Raphaelite movement. But as with most art, context helps. "Sin and Salvation: William Holman Hunt and the Pre-Raphaelite Vision," displays 64 items and paintings from the art movement Hunt founded in the mid-19th century, some of which have never been on display in the United States. The works illustrate the artist's intent to paint from observation rather than from teaching, and his attempt to revive the widespread use of color. For those interested in better understanding Hunt's work and that of other Pre-Raphaelite masters, check out Hunt expert and author Carol Jacobi's lecture, "William Holman Hunt: Pre-Raphaelite Passion," at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 14.
June 14-Sept. 6, 2009