Bernini in Fort Worth and Online

February 21, 2013
“Sketching in Clay for the Angels on the Ponte Sant’Angelo.” Video by Kimbell Art Museum.

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:

Bernini in Action: Gesture and Technique in Clay

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the exhibition with these three videos produced by the Kimbell:

Sketching in Clay for the Angels on the Ponte Sant’Angelo

The Model for the Fountain of the Moor

Bernini: Sculpting in Clay at the Kimbell Art Museum

You can also explore the exhibition via an interactive website with 360-degree views of galleries created by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Bernini: Sculpting in Clay is on view at the Kimbell Art Museum through April 14, 2013.