The Italian architect has now designed three of Texas’ leading art museums: the Nasher in Dallas, the Menil in Houston and the Kimbell expansion in Fort Worth. All three, he says, are a legacy of his work with his ‘master’ — original Kimbell architect Louis Kahn.
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When he was director of the Kimbell Art Museum, the late Edmund Pillsbury had long sought a high-quality painting by Guercino, the 17th-century Italian master. Now the Kimbell has one — which it acquired in memory of Pillsbury, who died last month.
Fort Worth’s Kimbell may not be the only American museum with a Michelangelo painting in its collection: ArtNews reports that noted Renaissance scholar Everett Fahy (the retired chair of European art at the Metropolitan Museum) has concluded that Saint John the Baptist Bearing Witness (above), a painting attributed to “the workshop of Francesco Granacci” when […]
In 1998, for the show, On the Record, KERA’s Sam Baker interviewed Ken Kahn, then-president of the Fort Worth Arts Council, and the late Ted Pilllsbury — the week Pilllsbury announced his departure from the Kimbell after 18 years. Pillsbury reflects on how the Kimbell had changed since he began there as artistic director, how museums have become the “cultural hearth” for a community and what he’s most proud of. Pillsbury died yesterday at the age of 66.
Guest blogger Gail Sachson, M.F.A., owns Ask Me About Art, offering lectures, tours and program planning. She is Vice-Chair of the Cultural Affairs Commission and a member of the Public Art Committee. Would you like to be in a relaxing, yet stimulating environment? No extraneous noise. Someone with a warm demeanor asking you what you think […]
PRAISES NOT SUNG: Were you like me on Sunday morning, reading your Dallas Morning News and rubbing your eyes after seeing the Dallas Opera taken to task by Scott Cantrell? Cantrell’s beef is that the DO was far too conservative in its programming for the 2010-11 season. Since Scott’s forgotten more about opera than I’ll […]
More than 100 works of art from some of the state’s top private collections are on display at the Kimbell Art Museum. KERA’s Stephen Becker reports on how the show came together and what it says about the collectors:
AMON CARTER GOES MODERN: The Amon Carter Museum announced its 2010 exhibition schedule, which will include three shows that will focus on modern art movements between 1902-1962. “American Moderns on Paper: Masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art” collects watercolors, pastels and drawings of American avant-garde artists. “Constructive Spirit: Abstract Art in South and […]
Beginning Sunday, you’ll be able to save a few bucks while visiting Fort Worth’s three largest museums if you take public transportation. Through November, riders or the T buses of the TRE rail line can show their tickets or passes for $2 off admission to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and 10 percent […]
Did you happen to notice the British contingent involved with all things AT&T PAC? Obviously, Spencer de Grey and Norman Foster, the architects of the Winspear Opera House, but also Richard Pilbrow of Theater Consultants. During all the visiting last week, I happened to extol the Kimbell’s current exhibition, Butchers, Dragons, Gods and Skeletons, as […]