The Kimbell Art Museum’s 2022-2023 exhibition program will feature Spanish paintings from the Golden Age, new discoveries in Mayan art and an intimate view of the creative worlds of a French artist.
The program, announced Tuesday July 19, will be highlighted by special exhibitions and related programs presented on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the museum. A digital exhibition and on-site installation will celebrate the museum’s commitment to art, architecture, special exhibitions and community throughout the anniversary year, which will be celebrated from October 4, 2022 to October 2023.
Highlights of upcoming exhibitions:
Murillo: from heaven to earth
September 18, 2022 – January 29, 2023
Renzo Piano Pavilion
Murillo: From Heaven to Earth celebrates the genre paintings of one of the most renowned painters of the Spanish Golden Age: Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617-1682). While Murillo is primarily known for his religious subjects, some of his most iconic works depict secular themes. For the first time in Spanish art, ordinary people – beggars, street urchins and flowergirls – convey the cultural stories and written tales of Murillo’s time. Comprised of around 50 works, the exhibition explores themes of youth and age, comedy, romance and seduction, faith and charity, landscape, portraiture and realism. modern.
The exhibition is organized by the Kimbell Art Museum. The curator of the exhibition is Guillaume Kientz, director of the Hispanic Society Museum and Library and former curator of European art at the Kimbell Art Museum.
The Life of the Gods: Divinity in Maya Art
May 7-September 3, 2023
Renzo Piano Pavilion
In an exhibition of some 120 rarely seen and recently discovered masterpieces, The Lives of the Gods: Divinity in Maya Art will depict episodes in the life cycle of the gods, from the moment of their birth to resplendent transformations into blooming flowers. or fearsome creatures of the night. Created by masters of the Classic period (AD 250-900) in the spectacular royal cities of the rainforests of what is now Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico, these landmark works evoke a world in which the divine, human and natural realms are interdependent and intertwined. Lenders include major museum collections in Europe, Latin America and the United States.
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The exhibition is organized by the Kimbell Art Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Jennifer Casler Price, Curator of Early Asian, African and American Art, will be the organizing curator of the Kimbell Art Museum.
November 5, 2023-January 28, 2024
Renzo Piano Pavilion
In Bonnard’s Worlds, the Kimbell Art Museum presents its first exhibition devoted to the works of the French painter Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947), inspired by his acquisition in 2018 of The Artist’s Landscape in Le Cannet (1928). The exhibition will explore the sensory realms of experience that fueled the painter’s creative practice, from the most public to the most private spaces. Comprising a careful selection of approximately 70 of Bonnard’s finest works created during his career, Bonnard’s Worlds will bring together some of the artist’s most famous works from museums across Europe and the United States, as well as numerous works unknown to the public from private companies around the world. collections. Governed neither by chronology nor by geography, but by measures of intimacy, the exhibition will transport the visitor from the great kingdoms in which Bonnard lived – the landscapes of Paris, Normandy or the South of France – to the the most private interior spaces of his homes and his thoughts.
The exhibition is organized by the Kimbell Art Museum and the Phillips Collection. George TM Shackelford, Deputy Director of the Kimbell Art Museum, will serve as Senior Curator of the exhibition, working with Elsa Smithgall, Chief Curator of the Phillips Collection.
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In addition to selections from Kimbell’s permanent collection on display in the museum’s Louis I. Kahn Building and the Renzo Piano Pavilion, two special exhibitions are currently on view:
The language of beauty in African art
Until July 31, 2022 Renzo Piano Pavilion
In an unprecedented presentation of over 200 objects representing 56 cultures from across Africa, The Language of Beauty in African Art highlights concepts of beauty through the languages and perspectives of indigenous African communities. By exploring original words and local assessments of beauty associated with traditional or historical works, visitors can discover both their meanings and functions, revealing how art informed and reflected life in sub-Saharan Africa in the late 1900s. 19th and early 20th century. This awe-inspiring assemblage of captivating masks, powerful figures, masterfully sculpted sculptures and exquisitely crafted prestige objects come from public and private collections around the world and are presented together for the first time at The Kimbell.
The exhibition was organized by the Art Institute of Chicago. Jennifer Casler Price, Curator of Early Asian, African and American Art, is the organizing curator of the Kimbell Art Museum.
KILL: Artemisia Gentileschi and Kehinde Wiley
Focus exhibition until October 9, 2022
Louis I. Kahn Building
The exhibition features women in dramatic acts of courageous defiance and female empowerment, as portrayed by renowned Italian Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi and renowned American contemporary artist Kehinde Wiley. Made 400 years apart, the two startlingly different paintings of the same subject, Judith decapitating Holofernes, invite discussion of gender, race, violence, oppression and power – issues that have remained relevant from the 17th century. century to today.
The exhibition is organized by the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Kimbell Art Museum and The Museum Box. The exhibition curator at the Kimbell is Nancy E. Edwards, Curator of European Art and Head of Academic Services. Admission to the focus exhibition is free.
Information for this article was provided by the Kimbell Art Museum.