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.

The Age of Picasso and Matisse: Modern Masters from the Art Institute of Chicago