Flesh and Blood: Italian Masterpieces from the Capodimonte Museum, Kimbell Art Museum


June 18, 2020 to August 02, 2020


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3333 Camp Bowie Boulevard,
Fort Worth, TX, 76107

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Update: The Kimbell Art Museum will reopen to the public on Saturday, June 20, with this extended special exhibition. Member-only previews beginning Thursday, June 18. The museum has instituted new guidelines for staff and visitors that support state and local health and safety recommendations.

The breathtaking special exhibition Flesh and Blood features 40 masterpieces from the Capodimonte Museum in Naples, one of the most important fine arts collections in Italy.

The distinguished gathering of paintings constitutes a journey through the major artistic achievements of Italian Renaissance and Baroque painting, featuring captivating stories, from Christian martyrdom to mythological passion, and diverse formats and purposes, from the intimacy of private devotion to the grandeur of state portraiture.

The works in Flesh and Blood are by the greatest talents of the 16th and 17th centuries, including Titian, Raphael, Parmigianino, El Greco, Annibale Carracci, Artemisia Gentileschi, Guido Reni, Jusepe de Ribera and Luca Giordano. Their masterful paintings can be imposing or intimate, violent or tender, extravagant or humble, tragic or even seductive.

The exhibition is organized by the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, Naples, the Kimbell Art Museum, the Seattle Art Museum, and MondoMostre.

Admission is always free to view the Kimbell's collection. Special exhibiton tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for seniors, students, K–12 teachers and active-duty military, $14 for children ages 6–11 and free for children under 6. Admission is half-price all day on Tuesdays and after 5pm on Fridays.

The museum is open 10am–5pm Tuesdays–Thursdays and Saturdays; noon–8pm Fridays; noon–5pm Sundays. Closed Mondays and major holidays.