The European galleries feature works from the 11th to the 20th centuries.

Across a sequence of 11 galleries (which include the David and Peggy Rockefeller Gallery, the Creamer Medieval and Renaissance Galleries, and the Murray Skylight Gallery), objects are displayed to reflect the issues, materials, and processes that shaped European artistic production.

Highlights include tapestries and textiles; furniture, ceramics, jewelry, and other decorative arts; drawings and prints; sculpture; and paintings by Cézanne, Degas, Manet, Matisse, Monet, Morisot, Picasso, and Van Gogh.