2018–2019 Special Exhibition Schedule

February 20, 2018

2018–2019 Special Exhibition Schedule
From the Lands of Asia: The Sam and Myrna Myers Collection
March 4–August 19, 2018
Produced by Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Archaeology and History Complex, Montréal, Canada, in partnership with Sam Myers
Balenciaga in Black
October 7, 2018–January 6, 2019
Organized by the Palais Galliera, Fashion Museum of the City of Paris, Paris Musées
Goya in Black and White
October 7, 2018–January 6, 2019
Organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
The Lure of Dresden: Bellotto at the Court of Saxony
Spring 2019
Organized by the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden
Monet: The Late Years
Summer 2019
Organized by the Kimbell Art Museum and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Selections from the Permanent Collection
*Permanent collection admission is FREE
Exhibition Descriptions
From the Lands of Asia: The Sam and Myrna Myers Collection
March 4–August 19, 2018
On view in the Renzo Piano Pavilion
Making its US debut, this exhibition presents over 400 objects selected from the extraordinary Sam and Myrna Myers Collection. During their 50 years living in Paris, the American couple assembled some 5,000 works representing a broad historical and geographical range, from the Neolithic era to modern times and from China, Japan and Korea to Vietnam, Tibet and Central Asia.
Each treasure—whether porcelain, ivory, jade, Buddhist sculpture or stunning textile—is exceptional in its shape, rarity, quality, function or inherent message. The exhibition recounts fascinating historical events through themes such as the symbolism of Chinese jade, the trade in blue-and-white porcelain, Buddhism, Noh theater, the Japanese samurai, the tea ceremony and the scholar's studio.
This exhibition is produced by Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Archaeology and History Complex, Montréal, Canada, in partnership with Sam Myers. It is supported by a major grant from the Leo Potishman Foundation, JP Morgan Chase, Trustee.
Balenciaga in Black
October 7, 2018–January 6, 2019
Renzo Piano Pavilion
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 100 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–January 6, 2019
Renzo Piano Pavilion
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 75 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.
The Lure of Dresden: Bellotto at the Court of Saxony and Monet: The Late Years descriptions coming soon. Visit kimbellart.org for updates.
Kimbell Art Museum
The Kimbell Art Museum, owned and operated by the Kimbell Art Foundation, is internationally renowned for both its collections and for its architecture. The Kimbell's collections range in period from antiquity to the 20th century and include European masterpieces by artists such as Fra Angelico, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Poussin, Velázquez, Monet, Picasso and Matisse; important collections of Egyptian and classical antiquities; and art of Asia, Africa and the ancient Americas.
The Museum's 1972 building, designed by the American architect Louis I. Kahn, is widely regarded as one of the outstanding architectural achievements of the modern era. A second building, designed by world-renowned Italian architect Renzo Piano, opened in 2013 and now provides space for special exhibitions, dedicated classrooms and a 289-seat auditorium with excellent acoustics for music.
Promotional support for the Kimbell Art Museum's 2018–19 schedule of exhibitions is provided by American Airlines and NBC 5.
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Image captions:
Nagaraja, Tibet, 15th century, gilded bronze. The Sam and Myrna Myers Collection. Photo © Thierry Ollivier
Balenciaga, dress and jacket ensemble (detail), 1968, façonné quilted with artificial fibers, Abraham Lurex lamé, lining in silk taffeta. Collection Palais Galliera. Photo © Julien Vidal / Galleria / Roger-Viollet
Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, Disparate de Bestia (Animal Folly); plate from the "Disparates" (Follies) series, 1877, etching, burnished aquatint, and tonal scratches; posthumous impression. The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen
Bernardo Bellotto, Dresden from the Left Bank of the Elbe, above Altstadt Bridgehead, 1748, oil on canvas. Collection of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden
1917, oil on canvas. Museum purchase, Mildred Anna Williams Collection. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Gustave Caillebotte, On the Pont de l'Europe, 1876–77, oil on canvas. Kimbell Art Museum
*Admission is always FREE to view the Museum's permanent collection.
February 2018. Information is subject to change. To confirm dates, or to receive further information, call 817-332-8451. 

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