Renaissance and Baroque Masters, “Deep in the Heart of Texas.”

Guercino, Christ and the Woman of Samaria, 1619-20, oil on canvas, Kimbell Art Museum, Texas. Acquired in 2010 in memory of Edmund P. Pillsbury, director of the Kimbell Art Museum, 1980-1998. Wikimedia Commons.

Born from the private art collection of Kay and Velma Kimbell, the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, is “owned and operated” by the Kimbell Art Foundation. It was Kay Kimbell’s wish to “to encourage art in Fort Worth and Texas” and the opening of the museum in 1972, saw that wish bought to fruition. The Kimbell collection cannot be described as historically complete, however, the museum’s purpose is not so much to include representations from every school and artistic genre, but to exhibit objects of “the highest possible aesthetic quality.”

Jacopo Bassano, Supper at Emmaus, c.1538, oil on canvas, Kimbell Art Museum. Texas. Wikimedia Commons.
Attr. Donatello, Virgin and Child (The Borromeo Madonna), c.1450, terracotta, Kimbell Art Museum, Texas. Wikimedia Commons.
Michelangelo Buonarrotti, The Torment of Saint Anthony, 1487, tempera on panel, Kimbell Art Museum, Texas. Wikimedia Commons.
Caravaggio, The Cardsharps, c.1595, oil on canvas, Kimbell Art Museum, Texas. Wikimedia Commons.
Fra Angelico, The Apostle St James the Greater Freeing the Magician Hermogenes, 1426-29, tempera and gold on panel, Kimbell Art Museum, Texas. Wikimedia Commons.
Andrea Mantegna, The Madonna and Child with Saints Joseph, Elizabeth and John the Baptist, 1485-88, distemper, oil and gold on canvas, Kimbell Art Museum, Texas. Wikimedia Commons.


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