In late 2013, the museum inaugurated its Sala Sorolla, an exhibition hall hung with 42 major works by the gifted Valencian painter Joaquin Sorolla (1863–1923). It’s the most extensive collection of his paintings outside the Museo Sorolla in Madrid and chronicles his career from art student years in Rome to some of his final compositions. The charming museum is also strong in Flemish art and includes a smattering of most of the major Spanish painters from Ribera and Murillo through Goya. Unique is the collection of so-called Valencian “primitives,” who continued to work in a Gothic style in the 14th and 15th centuries.