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The Classical and the Primitive: Modern Sculptures at the Kimbell

A free Art in Context lecture at the Kimbell Art Museum on Wednesday, September 21, 2011.

Jed Morse, curator at the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, will present a lecture entitled The Classical and the Primitive: Modern Sculptures of the Kimbell as part of the Museum’s Art in Context series, on Wednesday, September 21, at 12:30 p.m., in the Kimbell Art Museum auditorium. Admission is free.

In this lecture, Morse will explore the modern experiment of sculpture, as an attempt to come to grips with two polar forces, the classical and the primitive. Highlighting sculpture in the Museum’s collection, Morse will reveal how such dualities as civilization and wilderness provided a fruitful dichotomy for artists to explore new expressive realms.
In 2002, Morse joined the staff of the Nasher Sculpture Center, where he has organized, overseen, or assisted with numerous exhibitions devoted to modern sculpture. His current exhibition and publication projects include Tony Cragg: Seeing Things (through January 8, 2012) and Sightings: Diana Al-Hadid (October 21, 2011–January 15, 2012).

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