Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth to showcase artwork from Asia

By Deborah Fleck
Bodhisattva Guanyin, China, Song dynasty, c. 1125, Polychromed wood, The Sam and Myrna Myers Collection. Photo by Thierry Ollivier.
The Kimbell Art Museum presents the U.S. debut of From the Lands of Asia: The Sam and Myrna Myers Collection. Opening Sunday, the exhibit will feature almost 450 objects from key periods in the history of art in China, Japan, Tibet, Mongolia, Korea and Vietnam. Americans Samuel and Myrna Myers visited Paris in the 1960s and fell in love with the city. They decided to make it their home and soon began collecting art. Over 40 years, they gathered about 5,000 pieces. The exhibition, which will run through Aug. 19, was curated by Jean-Paul Desroches, former chief curator of the Musée des Arts Asiatiques Guimet, Paris, and senior curator of the French National Patrimony.  [More]

The Kimbell Art Museum: "From the Lands of Asia: The Sam and Myrna Myers Collection" (Through Aug. 19, 2018) The Kimbell is at 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX; 817-332-8451; kimbellart.org.