From September 20, 2015 to January 10, 2016 the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (Texas) will be presenting the art work of Kehinde Wiley. Mr. Wiley has been a professional artist for about 14 years, but he has been an artist for most of his 38 years.
The art lovers of Fort Worth and Tarrant County came out for a one of a kind book signing. The lecture that proceeded the book signing was one of the most successful the museum has held. There was standing room only in the main hall with just as many being seated in Café Modern. All were informed and entertained by Kehinde’s conversation with Eugenie Tsai of the Brooklyn Museum.
The exhibition–Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic showcases about 60 of Kehinde’s body of work. The exhibition starts with a piece painted just before his graduation from Yale University and gives you some background into his life as an African-American male.
When you visit the exhibition, you will find yourself stepping up closely to examine the pieces, then stepping back to see them from a different angle. There are huge paintings, smaller paintings, sculptures and one of my favorites–beautiful stained glass pieces. I suggest that you take the guided tour (at least the first time you go, you will go back again). The guided tour will give you insight into Kehinde’s vision, and how it has evolved.
To find out more about the world-famous Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth go to: http://themodern.org/. You can also read more about Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic at http://themodern.org/exhibition/upcoming/kehinde-wiley-a-new-republic/3071.
As I tell everyone, there may be bigger (modern art museums), but there are none better than the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (Texas).
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