Four of the highlights of the Kimbell Art Museum’s recent exhibition From the Private Collections of Texas: European Art, Ancient to Modern remain at the Museum on extended loan, featured in the new installation of the Kimbell’s collection of European art now on display.
The paintings are a colorful view of a village street in the south of France by Vincent van Gogh, a severely beautiful abstraction by Piet Mondrian, and a pair of scenes by the 18th-century French animal painter François Desportes.
The Museum strives to present its collection in different ways and with new attractions at every opportunity, keeping the experience fresh even for the regular visitor. In addition to the works on extended loan, the installation features two “Guests of Honor” in the Museum’s ongoing program of individual loans from collections throughout the world. They are a recently rediscovered early Rembrandt showing the artist himself enjoying a hearty laugh and a sumptuous, mythological scene by François Boucher.