The Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas is tracing the history of private art collection in Texas from the oil boom to today with a new exhibition showcasing the work of more than 40 collectors. The broad, impressive exhibition of ancient to modern European work features several major artists including Monet, Picasso, and Mondrian.
From the Dallas Art News:
Many of the resulting collections might seem more at home in Paris, France, than Houston, Texas, or on an English country estate than a West Texas cattle ranch…Reflecting the Kimbell’s own collecting areas, the exhibition will focus on the art of Europe and the ancient Mediterranean from around 700 b.c. to the 1940s.
More than 100 pieces of art are on display and are also featured in the Marquand-produced catalog distributed by Yale University Press.
From the Private Collections of Texas opens November 22 and runs through March 21, 2010. Click here for more info.