This fall marks an incredible moment in the history of the prestigious Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, TX.
On October 6th, the museum opened its first major traveling exhibition since construction began on their new addition.
“Nearly 100 of the Art Institute’s most outstanding masterpieces will be on view at the Kimbell in The Age of Picasso and Matisse: Modern Masters from the Art Institute of Chicago. This exhibition–a loan show of unprecedented depth and quality–will allow residents of and visitors to another American city to appreciate Chicago’s stupendous modern collection for the first time” (Kimbell website).
|Pablo Picasso, The Old Guitarist, 1903-1904|
|Henri Matisse, Bathers by a River, 1909-1917|
Ten works from Picasso and ten from Matisse will be on display, accompanied by pieces from other Cubists, Expressionists, and Surrealists.
|Constantin Brâncusi, Golden Bird, 1919-1920 (base ca. 1922)|
” ‘The modern holdings at the Art Institute are among the greatest in the world, and we are honored and thrilled to be the chosen venue for this exhibition,’ commented Eric M. Lee, director of the Kimbell Art Museum. ‘Chicago’s collection of works by the great masters of early 20th-century art is renowned–particularly for such painters as Picasso and Matisse, but also Léger, Kandinsky and Miró. This will be a landmark exhibition during a momentous time in the Kimbell’s history.’ ” (Kimbell release 9/20/13)
|Juan Miró, The Policeman, 1925|
The traveling exhibition will be housed in the museum’s original Louis Kahn structure, while an unprecedented exhibition of the Kimbell’s permanent collection will grace the walls of the Renzo Piano Pavilion, which opens on November 27th. You can read more about the permanent collection exhibition here and more about the new addition here.
|Renzo Piano Pavilion|
November is certainly the month for art lovers to visit Fort Worth! (Not that any other month isn’t, what with the plethora of nationally renown museums. In addition to the Kimbell, there is also the Amon Carter Museum of American Art and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, all located within blocks of each other.)
Let us know what you think of the Picasso & Matisse exhibit and of the Kimbell’s new addition!