Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland
Through September 20, 2015, Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas
"The National Galleries of Scotland are delighted to be able to showcase key works from the Scottish national collection at three of the preeminent art museums in the USA," said Sir John Leighton, director-general of the National Galleries of Scotland. "We hope that visitors to the exhibitions will be enchanted by the range of superb works on show, and we encourage them to visit Scotland and see the rest of the collection at the three sites in Edinburgh."
Candlestick (1911), among the first Cubist paintings to incorporate the written word.
"The exhibition, drawn from one of the world's finest collections of European art, will offer visitors in both San Francisco and Fort Worth the chance to discover new works by painters already represented in their own cities----artists like El Greco, Watteau and Monet," said Kimbell director Eric M. Lee. "Equally important is the opportunity to encounter rarely seen masterpieces by Botticelli and Vermeer, among the best-loved painters in history."
For more information on the presentation in Fort Worth, please visit kimbellart.org.
This exhibition is organized by the National Galleries of Scotland.
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About the National Galleries of Scotland
The National Galleries of Scotland (NGS) look after one of the world's finest collections of Western art, ranging from the Middle Ages to the present day. These holdings include the National Collection of Scottish art which is displayed in an international context. Every year the NGS welcome over 1.5 million visitors from Scotland and the rest of the world to our three Galleries sited in Edinburgh. These include the Scottish National Gallery, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.
The Scottish National Gallery houses the national collection of fine art from the early Renaissance to the end of the 19th century and includes masterpieces from Raphael, El Greco, Velázquez and Rubens to Van Gogh, Monet, Cézanne, Degas and Gauguin. For a nation of Scotland's size, the collection is rightfully regarded as one of the very best in the world. The most comprehensive part of the collection covers the history of Scottish painting with all of the major names, including Ramsay, Raeburn, Wilkie and McTaggart, represented in depth.
The Scottish National Portrait Gallery reopened after refurbishment in December 2011. This Gallery is about the people of Scotland----past and present, famous or forgotten. The portraits are windows into their lives and the displays throughout the beautiful Arts and Crafts building help explain how the men and women of earlier times made Scotland the country it is today. Photography and film also form part of the collection and help to make Scotland's colorful history come alive.
About the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, comprising the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park and the Legion of Honor in Lincoln Park, is the largest public arts institution in San Francisco.
The de Young originated from the 1894 California Midwinter International Exposition and became the Memorial Museum. Thirty years later, it was renamed in honor of Michael H. de Young, a longtime champion of the museum. The present copper-clad landmark building, designed by Herzog and de Meuron, opened in October 2005. It showcases the institution's significant collections of American painting, sculpture, and decorative arts from the seventeenth to the twenty-first centuries; art from Africa, Oceania, and the Americas; costume and textile arts; and international contemporary art.
The Legion of Honor was inspired by the French pavilion at San Francisco's Panama Pacific International Exposition of 1915, which was a replica of the Palais de la Légion d'Honneur in Paris. The museum opened in 1924 in the Beaux Arts-style building designed by George Applegarth on a bluff overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. Its holdings span four thousand years and include European painting, sculpture, and decorative arts; ancient art from the Mediterranean basin; and the largest collection of works on paper in the American West.
About the 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 Asian, Mesoamerican and African art.
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 298-seat auditorium with excellent acoustics for music.