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Kimbell Art Museum Exhibition and Lectures

Balenciaga. Veste et robe. Ensemble (habillement). Cloqué matelassé lamé Lurex, doublure en crêpe de Chine. 1968. Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris.

Exhibitions

BALENCIAGA IN BLACK

October 7, 2018 to January 6, 2019

Cristóbal Balenciaga (1895–1972) is often called “the couturier’s couturier”—the fashion designer revered by all other fashion designers. From his first runway collection, in 1937, through the closure of his Paris salon, in 1968, Balenciaga’s clients were among the most influential trendsetters of the day. This autumn, the Kimbell Art Museum will partner with the Palais Galliera, the distinguished fashion museum of the city of Paris, to present Balenciaga in Black, an exhibition of more than one hundred pieces from the collections of the Galliera and the archives of the Maison Balenciaga.

The carefully selected costumes and accessories, all made by hand in the haute-couture ateliers of this fashion genius, share one major feature: they are all black. For Balenciaga, black was vibrant, capable of exhibiting a dazzling interplay of light through luxurious fabrics and materials. This exhibition reveals the masterful shapes created by the artist with apparently simple cuts and impeccably composed adornments of lace, embroidery, silk, fringes, beads, and sequins. These expertly executed, timeless silhouettes continue to inspire modern fashion.

This exhibition is organized by the Palais Galliera, Fashion Museum of the City of Paris, Paris Musées.

 

GOYA IN BLACK AND WHITE

October 7, 2018 to January 6, 2019

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes is among the best-known figures in the history of Spanish art and renowned as one of the greatest painters of all time. He is also revered as one of history’s greatest draftsmen and printmakers. This exhibition will showcase more than seventy-five of his paramount works on paper from the unparalleled collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Goya in Black and White will explore the evolution of the artist’s graphic work in all media. The importance of black and white will be shown throughout the exhibition—not only literally, in black ink on white paper, but also figuratively, as in the oppositions of night and day, the balance between menacing shadow and hopeful light, that pervade the artist’s imagination. In the Kimbell’s exhibition, Goya’s principal series and best-known compositions, including the Caprichos series, The Sleep of Reason Produces MonstersDisasters of WarDisparates, and Tauromaquia, will be represented in detail, some works in multiple impressions, to show the creative evolution of the artistic process of a genius.

This exhibition is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

 

Lectures & Discussions

Year-round evening, weekday, and Saturday lectures by Museum staff and guest speakers explore various topics relating to the permanent collection and special exhibitions on view at the Kimbell Art Museum.

CART captioning for public lectures and special exhibition symposia is available by request with at least three weeks advance notice. E-mail education@kimbellmuseum.org or call 817-332-8451, ext. 713, to place a request.

Some programs require advance reservations.

 

Friday Evening Lectures

SELECTED FRIDAYS, 6 PM

Evening lectures by distinguished guest speakers, held throughout the year, address a range of topics relating to the appreciation and interpretation of art.

Free; no registration required. Seating is limited. Pavilion Auditorium; simulcast in Kahn Auditorium.

Guillaume Kientz, curator, department of paintings, Musée du Louvre, Paris
Friday, October 12, 2018 – 6:00 PM
Hamish Bowles, European editor-at-large, Vogue, New York

Friday, October 26, 2018 – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Thomas E. Rassieur, John E. Andrus III Curator of Prints and Drawings, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis

Friday, November 2, 2018 –6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Valerie Steele, director and chief curator, The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York

Friday, December 7, 2018 – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Wednesday Series: Art in Context Lectures

SELECTED WEDNESDAYS, 12:30 PM

These lectures, part of a continuing series, introduce the permanent collection and selected exhibitions on view at the Kimbell Art Museum.

Free; no reservations required. Seating is limited.

Piano Auditorium

Scott Winterrowd, director of education, Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University, Dallas

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 – 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Tara Zanardi, associate professor, art history, Hunter College, City University of New York

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 – 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Rafael Barrientos Martinez, PhD student, University of California, Los Angeles

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 – 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

 

The Artist’s Eye

SELECTED SATURDAYS, 11 AM

What does the art of the past mean to the artist of the present? In this ongoing program, moderated by Kimbell staff, artists and architects discuss works in the Museum’s collection, share the special insights of the practicing professional, and relate older art to contemporary artistic concerns, including their own.

Free; no reservations required.  Seating is limited.

Kahn Building galleries

Moderated by Eric M. Lee, director

Saturday, October 20, 2018 – 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Moderated by George T. M. Shackelford, deputy director

Saturday, December 1, 2018 – 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Moderated by Claire Barry, director of conservation

Saturday, January 12, 2019 – 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Symposia & Inaugural Lectures

Inaugural lectures, panel discussions, and daylong symposia featuring leading experts from all over the world launch the opening of the Museum’s special exhibitions.

Free; seating is limited. No reservations required. Priority admission reserved for Kimbell members who present a current membership card at least twenty minutes before the program begins.

Piano Auditorium

Saturday, October 6, 2018 – 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Saturday, February 9, 2019 – 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

State of the Arts

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 6 pm

Trailblazers: Fort Worth’s Emerging Creative Class

Fort Worth is now the youngest city in the state of Texas—and you can feel a buzz all over the place. A new generation is reinventing neighborhoods with repurposed venues and innovative approaches to everything from retail design, film, public art, cuisine, and even curated events. Meet some of the trailblazers who are embracing our city’s traditions—its world-class arts organizations and unique western heritage—but adding their own spin, and, along the way, reshaping our ideas about culture. After the discussion, continue the conversation at a reception in the Pavilion Lobby presented by Visit Fort Worth.

Susan Gruppi and Jessica Miller, M2G Ventures

Jonathan Morris, Fort Worth Barber Shop

Red Sanders, Red Productions

Noel and Sara Viramontes, Blackhouse

 

ARTMinded Podcast

Art Minded Podcast logo from the iTunes Store

The Kimbell Art Museum presents “ARTMinded,” a free podcast produced by the Museum that offers new perspectives on the works in the Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions. Each episode will provide unusual viewpoints that enhance and sometimes even challenge customary engagement with artworks.

The inaugural season of “ARTMinded” begins with a series of guided meditations produced in collaboration with Elemental Yoga and the Mind Arts. Designed to be enjoyed by meditation experts and novices alike, each fifteen-minute guided meditation focuses on a work of art in the special exhibition From the Lands of Asia: The Sam and Myrna Myers Collection. Buddhist icons and Tibetan mandalas come alive before the viewer as Elemental Yoga takes the listener on a journey to deep, mindful relaxation with illustrative visualizations and breathing techniques.

Please click on the links below to download the podcast:
Apple Store
Google Play

 

Artful Readings

SELECTED FRIDAY EVENINGS, 5:30–7 PM

Participants explore connections in the literary and visual arts through group discussions and special presentations on selected books. Includes wine and light refreshments, as well as a 20% discount on Artful Readings selections in the Museum Shop.

To register or to be placed on a waitlist, please call 817-332-8451, ext. 351, or email edassist@kimbellmuseum.org. Pricing information is listed below.

  • Single session for nonmembers: $20
  • Single session for members: $16
  • Series of three for nonmembers: $50
  • Series of three for members: $40

Artful Reading programs

 

View the full listing of the Kimbell’s upcoming Lectures & Discussions