On Thursday, May 18, the Council's Global Forum will be at the Kimbell Art Museum in the presence of a collection described as a "stunning array" – pieces that have come from the most brilliant artists of all time: Degas, Gaugin, Van Gogh, Manet, Matisse, Picasso and many more.
This free guided tour of A Modern Vision: European Masterworks from the Phillips Collection, will be led by one of the Council's favorite guides, Museum Deputy Director George Shackelford. The Kimbell has provided this description of the exhibition:
A Modern Vision presents a selection of the most iconic European paintings and sculptures from The Phillips Collection, America's first museum of modern art, which opened in Washington, D.C., in 1921. Ranging from the early 19th century through the mid-20th century, the incomparable collection of "modern art and its sources," as its founder, Duncan Phillips, characterized it, includes distinctive Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and Expressionist masterworks.
Viewers will encounter a stunning array--paintings from the first half of the 19th century by Courbet, Corot, Daumier, Delacroix and Ingres in dialogue with Impressionist and Post-Impressionist masterpieces by Cézanne, Degas, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Manet, Monet, Redon and Sisley. Central to the exhibition are important works by Bonnard, de Staël, Kandinsky, Matisse, Morandi and Picasso, artists who shaped the look of the 20th century. Many of these works have not traveled together in more than 20 years.
A Modern Vision, in the words of Duncan Phillips, gathers 'congenial spirits among the artists from different parts of the world and from different periods of time,' demonstrating 'that art is a universal language'."
** We will meet in the Renzo Piano Pavilion Lobby at 3:45 PM. The tour will begin promptly at 4 PM. As the museum closes at 5 PM, you are welcome to arrive as early as 2:30 PM to collect tickets and tour other areas
|THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2017
||4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Guided Tour led by Museum Deputy Director George Shackelford
5:20 PM Optional Dutch Dinner at Winslow’s Wine Café
This exhibition is organized by The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.