After completing its run at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bernini: Sculpting in Clay recently traveled down south to the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas. The exhibition, which displays 40 terracotta “sketches” and 30 drawings, illuminates the creative process behind the great baroque sculptor’s colossal marble and bronze works. The exhibition was co-curated by Anthony Sigel, Conservator of Objects and Sculpture at the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies at the Harvard Art Museums, and features 16 works from our collection that have never been loaned before.
Learn about discoveries made by Anthony and his fellow curators in preparation for the exhibition in this video lecture from the Met:
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the exhibition with these three videos produced by the Kimbell:
You can also explore the exhibition via an interactive website with 360-degree views of galleries created by the Forth Worth Star-Telegram.
Bernini: Sculpting in Clay is on view at the Kimbell Art Museum through April 14, 2013.