Murillo: From Heaven to Earth, Kimbell Art Museum

Date/Time

September 18, 2022 to January 29, 2023

This event occurs weekly, 1 week(s) on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Location

Kimbell Art Museum View map
3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.,
Fort Worth, TX, 76107

Additional Information

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  • Line/Box Office Phone: 817/332-8451
  • Cost: $18 adults; $16 seniors and students; $14 children 6–11; under 6 free
  • Ages: All ages

Description

The special exhibition Murillo: From Heaven to Earth celebrates the genre paintings of one of the most celebrated painters of the Spanish Golden age: Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617–1682). While Murillo is primarily known for his religious subject matter, some of his most iconic works depict secular themes.

For the first time in modern history, ordinary people—beggars, street urchins and flower girls—convey the cultural narratives and written tales of Murillo’s time. Comprising approximately 50 works, the exhibition explores themes of youth and age, comedy, romance and seduction, faith and charity, landscape, portraiture and modern realism.

This exhibition is organized by the Kimbell Art Museum. The curator for the exhibition is Guillaume Kientz, former curator of European art at the Kimbell Art Museum and current director and chief executive officer of the Hispanic Society Museum and Library, New York.

Pictured: Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Four Figures on a Step, c. 1655–60, oil on canvas. Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas

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