Art a GoGo Podcast #63 – Lucian Freud: Portraits at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Show Notes:
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(30:28 minutes)

Trip to Fort Worth

Lucian Freud: Portraits
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
July 1 – October 28, 2012

– “I want my paintings to feel like people. I want the paint to feel like flesh.” –Lucian Freud
– Robert Hughes, former art critic for Time magazine described Freud as “the best realist painter alive.”

Recommended readings on Lucian Freud

Freud, Interrupted by David Kamp
Vanity Fair, February 2012

Courting Lucian Freud by Andrew Marton

Exhibition catalog: Lucian Freud: Portraits by Sarah Howgate, Michael Auping, and John Richardson

Other Museums to visit in Fort Worth

Kimbell Art Museum
– Building designed by Louis Kahn
– Less than 350 works of art
– Admission is free

Amon Carter Museum of American Art
– Large collection of Frederic Remington and Charles Russell
– Admission is free

Day trip to Dallas

Dallas Museum of Art
– VERY large building. Layout seemed a bit confusing
– Large permanent collection but many minor artists
– Most notable exhibit was the the movie by Omar Fast “5000 Feet is Best”
– June 23 – September 30

Nasher Sculpture Center

Sculptures Outside:

– Mark diSuvero
– Richard Serra
– Barbara Hepworth
– George Segal
– David Smith
– Rodin

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
– Mission: The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza chronicles the assassination and legacy of President John F. Kennedy
– A moving experience. Very well done, but go early to avoid crowds.

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