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Kimbell to Host 100 Modern Works from Art Institute of Chicago
by Stephen Becker 21 Dec 2012

Nearly 100 Modern masterpieces will visit the Kimbell Art Museum this fall. Fort Worth will be the only stop for the exhibition, called “The Age of Picasso and Matisse: Modern Masters from The Art Institute of Chicago.”

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Henri Matisse, Bathers by a River, The Art Institute of Chicago

Nearly 100 Modern masterpieces will visit the Kimbell Art Museum this fall. Fort Worth will be the only stop for the exhibition, called “The Age of Picasso and Matisse: Modern Masters from The Art Institute of Chicago.”

Ten works each by Picasso and Matisse will be included, as well as pieces by Mondrian, Dalí, Miró and others.

“Of the nearly 100 paintings and sculptures in the exhibition, fewer than 20 have ever been shown in Texas,” Kimbell deputy director George Shackelford said in a telephone interview Wednesday. “And that includes, for instance, among the things we’ve never seen here before, Picasso’s Old Guitarist – one of the most famous paintings of his career – and Matisse’s Bathers by a River, which is without any question one of the top four or five masterpieces ever painted by Matisse.”

Shackelford will co-curate the exhibition with the Art Institute’s curator of Modern art, Stephanie D’Alessandro. The art is being made available to the Kimbell while the Art Institute renovates some of its galleries. The exhibition will run Oct. 6, 2013-Feb.16, 2014.

More information is in today’s news release.

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