September 15, 2020 — Writer and director Channing Godfrey Peoples will present a live online discussion for the Kimbell Art Museum's "Artist's Eye" series on Saturday, September 26, at 11 a.m. Filmed in her hometown of Fort Worth, Peoples’ critically acclaimed film “Miss Juneteenth” explores the hopes and deferred dreams of young Black women and the importance of family, culture and community. Join the award-winning filmmaker as she turns her cinematic eye toward selected works in the Kimbell’s permanent collection and delivers a stimulating conversation about art, creativity and connection. Katherine Stephens, curatorial assistant, will moderate this free program.
The first in an impressive roster for the fall/winter season, Peoples is a Master of Fine Arts graduate of the USC School of Cinematic Arts and one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film” for 2018. As an African American woman, she makes films with character-driven stories that focus on the resilience of the human spirit and often feature black women at a turning point in their lives. She is a Sundance Fellow, Austin Film Society Fellow, SFFILM/Westridge Foundation Fellow and King Family Foundation Recipient and has served as a Time Warner Artist-in-Residence. Her short films include the award-winning “Red” and “Doretha’s Blues,” and she wrote two episodes of “Queen Sugar” (OWN). Her directorial debut, “Miss Juneteenth,” premiered in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and won the Louis Black “Lone Star” Award at the 2020 SXSW Film Festival and Best Narrative Feature at the 2020 BlackStar Film Festival.
"The Artist's Eye" online program invites artists and architects to discuss works in the Kimbell's permanent collection or elements and features of its buildings. These practicing professionals share their special insights and relate older art or architecture to contemporary artistic concerns, including their own. To participate in this free event, register on kimbellart.org.
Linda Ridgway, artist, Dallas
Moderated by Claire Barry, director of conservation
Matt Kleberg, painter, New York
Moderated by George T. M. Shackelford, deputy director
Matt Clark, artist, Dallas
Moderated by Jennifer Casler Price, curator of Asian, African and Ancient American art
About the Kimbell Art Museum
The Kimbell Art Museum, owned and operated by the Kimbell Art Foundation, is internationally renowned for both its collections and its architecture. The Kimbell’s collections range in period from antiquity to the 20th century and include European masterpieces by artists such as Fra Angelico, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Bernini, Velázquez, Monet, Cézanne, Picasso and Matisse; important collections of Egyptian and classical antiquities; and the art of Asia, Africa and the Ancient Americas.
The museum’s 1972 building, designed by the American architect Louis I. Kahn, is widely regarded as one of the outstanding architectural achievements of the modern era. A second building, designed by world-renowned Italian architect Renzo Piano, opened in 2013 and now provides space for special exhibitions, dedicated classrooms and a 289-seat auditorium with excellent acoustics for music. For more information, visit kimbellart.org.
Admission to the museum’s permanent collection is always free. Museum hours are Tuesdays through Thursdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Fridays, noon–8 p.m.; Sundays, noon–5 p.m.; closed Mondays. For general information, call 817-332-8451.
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