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“The Artist’s Eye” lecture by Max Levy April 8 at the Kimbell

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The Artist’s Eye
Max Levy
 
Saturday, April 8, 11 a.m.
Kahn Auditorium, Kimbell Art Museum
Free; no reservations required

Please join Dallas architect Max Levy and Nancy E. Edwards, curator of European art/head of academic services at the Kimbell, for a gallery talk. Presented on the occasion of the exhibition Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture, this talk will discuss the presence of nature in Kahn’s architecture and how it has inspired Levy’s own work.
Image captions:
Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas
1966–72
Study of the vault structure
Louis I. Kahn Collection, University of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Max Levy, initial study for “Light Sails”
2015
Courtesy of the artist

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See “Monet” this week at the Kimbell

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Come early and stay late!

There has never been a better time to see

On exhibit October 16, 2016 to January 29, 2017
Extended hours for the general public:
Tuesday, December 27, 5–6 p.m.
Wednesday, December 28, 5–6 p.m.
Thursday, December 29, 5–6 p.m.
Early-entry hours for members:
Friday, December 30, 10 a.m.–noon
Saturday, December 31, 9–10 a.m.
Want to come early but don’t have a Kimbell membership?
Join on-site. Your benefits are immediate.
The parking lot at the UNT Health Science Center is available to Kimbell visitors throughout the week. View our temporary parking map here.

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Reflections . . .

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I recently had the pleasure of viewing the current art exhibition at the Kimball Art Museum, Monet: The Early Years.  The exhibition includes paintings that concentrate on the first phase of Claude Monet’s illustrative career.  The young genius was well on his way in artistic development and imagination as is evident by the caliber of the paintings.

I was most captivated with Monet’s paintings of water and reflections given my own enjoyment of capturing reflections with my camera.  Monet’s obsession with the painting of water and reflections was apparent by his keen ability to capture its many changing effects and moods.  Something I can truly appreciate as the slightest change in your camera position or the wind on the surface of the water can produce a profound change in your image.

I would like to believe Monet would have appreciated the photograph that you see.  It is a reflection of a stone building on a meandering stream.  Captured during a partly sunny morning using a Nikon D810 camera with a Nikon 300mm f4 Phase Fresnel lens.  Exposure was f10 @1/25 second; which was slow enough to allow the ripples on the water to create the intent I desired.

Randy Ziegler Photography http://www.randyziegler.com/

Randy also offers photo tours and classes in photography, fine art photography and stock photography.

 

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The Brothers Le Nain opens at the Kimbell

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THE BROTHERS LE NAIN: PAINTERS OF SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY FRANCE

May 22, 2016 to September 11, 2016
On view in the Renzo Piano Pavilion

The Brothers Le Nain: Painters of Seventeenth-Century France will be the first major exhibition in the United States devoted to the Le Nain brothers, Antoine, Louis and Mathieu, who were active in Paris during the 1630s and 1640s. It will gather more than 50 of their best paintings and highlight the brothers’ full range of production, with altarpieces, private devotional paintings, portraits and those poignant images of peasants on which their celebrity rests. Masterworks will come from public and private collections in Europe and North America, with major loans from the Musée du Louvre and the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, as well as museums throughout France. Until recently, the work of the Le Nains has been shrouded in mystery. Little is known of their lives, and the attribution of their paintings to the hands of the individual brothers has been hotly debated. The exhibition will debut new research concerning the authorship, dating and meaning of their works. It will be accompanied by the results of a major study of the paintings by the conservation departments of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the Kimbell Art Museum.

This exhibition is organized by the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and the Musée du Louvre-Lens.

–from the Kimbell https://www.kimbellart.org/exhibition/brothers-le-nain-painters-seventeenth-century-france

Symposia & Inaugural Lectures

The Brothers Le Nain: Painters of Seventeenth-Century France
Saturday, May 21, 2016 –

10:15 AM to 1:00 PM

In this free program inaugurating The Brothers Le Nain: Painters of Seventeenth-Century France, members of the organizing curatorial and conservation team will share discoveries made in the course of their research for the exhibition, addressing the authorship and meaning of the paintings of the elusive Le Nain brothers—Antoine, Louis, and Mathieu. No reservations required. Priority admission reserved for Kimbell members who present a current membership card at least twenty minutes before the program begins. Seating is limited.

 

 

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State of the Arts, Fort Worth Art Museums May 13 FREE

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Art&Seek and the Kimbell bring the popular series “State of the Arts” to Fort Worth
with an in-depth discussion between the directors of the city’s premiere art
museums—-Andrew Walker, Amon Carter Museum of American Art; Eric M. Lee,
Kimbell Art Museum; and Marla Price, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
The directors will discuss the current environment of the museums and their visions for the future. This event, moderated by Jerome Weeks, senior arts reporter and producer for Art&Seek, marks the first time the three have participated in a  public forum together.

Admission is free. No reservations required. Piano Auditorium; simulcast in Kahn Auditorium

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Lecture on Kimbell’s Impressionist acquisition this Friday

 

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Alfred Sisley, The Kitchen Garden (Le Potager), 1872, oil on canvas. Kimbell Art Museum

Alfred Sisley, The Kitchen Garden (Le Potager), 1872, oil on canvas. Kimbell Art Museum

The Private Impressionist: A New Painting by Alfred Sisley 
for the Kimbell Art Museum
FREE Special Evening Lecture
Friday, November 13, 6 p.m.
Richard R. Brettell, founding director of the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History and the Margaret McDermott Chair of Art and Aesthetics at the University of Texas at Dallas, will discuss the Kimbell’s new acquisition, a superb example of early Impressionist landscape painting by one of the leading figures in the movement.

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