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Can’t Travel To Italy? Visit The Kimbell


by Gila Espinoza 21 Jul 2020 6:00 AM

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“Flesh and Blood” closes August 2.

Before the mandatory stay-at-home order in March, the Kimbell Art Museum had just opened their special exhibition Flesh and Blood: Italian Masterpieces from the Capodimonte Museum

The exhibition offered a rare opportunity to view works by Italian masters like Caravaggio, Titian, and Raphael.

Artemisia Gentileschi, “Judith Slaying Holofernes, c. 1611-12. Napoli, Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte.

Late last month, the Kimbell reopened its doors to the public under new visitor guidelines. They have managed to extend the traveling show through August 2.

Jusepe de Ribera, Drunken Silenus (detail), 1626.
Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte

That means you only have two weeks left to see these works that are rarely seen outside of Italy. There are nearly 4o Italian Renaissance and Baroque paintings on view, that focus on the human body and with themes of passion, violence, religion, and mythology.

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