Kimbell Art Museum Launches Partnership With JPMorgan Chase
The Kimbell Art Museum is pleased to announce JPMorgan Chase as the Renzo Piano Pavilion Inaugural Season presenting sponsor.
J.P. Morgan will be the exclusive sponsor of the season, which includes the events surrounding the November opening of the highly anticipated new building, designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano, and support for the exhibition The Age of Picasso and Matisse: Modern Masters from the Art Institute of Chicago, on view October 6, 2013, through February 16, 2014.
Chase Bank will be the presenting sponsor of many Kimbell education programs through July 2014. Through the Museum's Field Trip Reimbursement Program, twenty schools, or approximately 1,200 students, will visit the exhibition courtesy of Chase, with transportation and chaperone fees reimbursed to schools that apply. Chase will also provide scholarships for four qualifying students to the Kimbell's summer camp in July and support the Kimbell's Family Festivals, free days for families to visit the exhibition, enjoy musical performances and participate in art-making activities.
"I am truly grateful to our friends and partners at JPMorgan Chase for their ongoing support and patronage of the Kimbell," commented Eric M. Lee, director of the Kimbell. "They recognize the gravity of this historic moment and are as excited as I am to present this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition and celebrate the inauguration of Piano's new, light-filled building constructed of concrete, wood and glass."
"Because this is a great moment in the history of our city, JPMorgan Chase takes tremendous pride in sponsoring both the opening of the Piano Pavilion and the blockbuster Age of Picasso and Matisse exhibit," said David Nolet, president of JPMorgan Chase in Fort Worth. "Our bank is a long-time supporter of the Kimbell, one of the world's most beautiful museums. Our ongoing collaboration reflects a mutual commitment to preserving artistic masterworks, fostering new contributions to the world of art and architecture and promoting Fort Worth as a great place to live, work and visit."
The Kimbell Art Foundation and the Kimbell Art Museum welcome JPMorgan Chase and thank them for their generous support.
The Age of Picasso and Matisse: Modern Masters from the Art Institute of Chicago
October 6, 2013-February 16, 2014
Some of the most celebrated works of modern European art are coming to the Kimbell Art Museum this fall in the largest loan of its kind from the Art Institute of Chicago. Among the works-which span the first five decades of the 20th century-are 10 by Pablo Picasso and 10 by Henri Matisse, including Picasso's Old Guitarist and Matisse's Bathers by a River. The art by these friends and rivals revolutionized Europe at the turn of the century. Also included are canvases by Fauve artists Maurice de Vlaminck and Georges Braque; Cubist paintings by Braque and Juan Gris; and important works by painters Max Beckmann, Vasily Kandinsky, Marc Chagall, Kazimir Malevich, Fernand Léger, Piet Mondrian and the sculptors Constantin Brâncusi and Alberto Giacometti. Chicago's famous collection of Surrealist painting and sculpture will be shown in strength, including pieces by Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, Max Ernst, Paul Delvaux, Salvador Dalí, Joan Miró, Paul Klee and Picasso. In all, nearly 100 works from the Art Institute's famed collection will make the historic journey to the Kimbell Art Museum, the only venue for the exhibition.