For nearly 50 years, a palette of colors, textures, sculptures, masks and costumes has illuminated the exhibition halls of the Kimbell Art Museum, taking audiences across the world and through time.
The Kimbell has announced that it will present three major international exhibitions through 2022, each exploring a different era, artist and culture. The museum plans to celebrate its 50th anniversary on October 4, 2022.
Two artists include JMW Turner and BartolomÃ© Esteban Murillo, according to a press release from the Kimbell Art Museum. The third exhibition, The language of beauty in African art, features sculptures, decorative art, costumes and masks intended for ceremonial use.
âBringing around 150 oil and watercolor paintings by Turner to the Kimbell is a celebration,â George Shackelford, deputy director of the museum, said in an email.
Shackelford has stated that Turner (1775â1851) is one of the greatest British artists and one of the most influential painters of modern times.
The exhibition, The Modern World of Turner, captures how Turner found new ways to interpret the events of his time, including war and the Industrial Revolution, Shackelford said. Although dates are subject to change, the exhibit is scheduled to run from October 17 to February 6, 2022.
“He is a true ‘painter of painter’, admired for his incredible sense of color and the inventiveness of his brush, which became more and more daring as it developed,” said Shackelford.
Murillo, a Spanish artist who lived from 1617 to 1682, painted to convey the cultural narratives and written tales of his time. Her paintings depict ordinary people – beggars, street urchins and flower girls, according to a press release from the Kimbell.
The special exhibition, Murillo: from heaven to earth, will present around 50 works, exploring the themes of youth and age, comedy, romance and seduction, faith and charity, landscape, portraiture and modern realism, according to the communicated. The exhibition is scheduled from September 18, 2022 to January 29, 2023.
The language of beauty in African art, explores how the nearly 250 works were valued and appreciated by the local artists and the audiences who created and experienced them – from Western interpretations to indigenous African perspectives, according to the press release. It is scheduled from March 27, 2022 to July 31, 2022.