To celebrate the opening of Michelangelo’s First Painting: The Torment of Saint Anthony the Kimbell Art Museum will present a free panel discussion on Saturday, October 17, from 10 a.m.–noon in the Darnell Street auditorium, across Van Cliburn Way from the Museum.
Before its acquisition by the Kimbell, Michelangelo’s Torment of Saint Anthony underwent conservation and technical studies at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, where it was featured as a summer focus exhibition. The curators and conservator whose research helped confirm its authorship will make illustrated presentations and discuss Michelangelo’s earliest known painting.
Eric M. Lee, director, Kimbell Art Museum, will moderate the discussion. Panelists from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, include Keith Christiansen, John Pope-Hennessy Chairman of European Paintings; Everett Fahy, curator emeritus of European paintings; and Michael Gallagher, conservator in charge of paintings conservation.
Michelangelo’s First Painting: The Torment of Saint Anthony is now on view.