From the Private Collections of Texas: European Art, Ancient to Modern surveys the history of private art collecting in Texas from the oil boom days of Spindletop to the present day, telling the stories of the men and women in the state who have formed significant collections of European paintings and sculpture of the highest discernment—collections that might seem more at home in Paris, France, than Houston, Texas, or on an English country estate than a West Texas cattle ranch. The exhibition draws from the very best of these collections and totals over 100 works. Reflecting the Kimbell’s own collecting areas, the exhibition will focus on the art of Europe and the ancient Mediterranean from about 700 b.c. to the 1940s. Roughly half the works in the exhibition currently hang in private residences, unknown to the public and little known even to specialists. More than 40 collectors will be represented, and among the artists to be featured are Guido Reni, Guercino, Rembrandt van Rijn, Thomas Gainsborough, Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, and Piet Mondrian.