“Time and Monet” – free lecture at Kimbell July 26

Kimbell Deputy Director George T. M. Shackelford says that in his later years, Claude Monet might paint a water lily leaf with only a couple of brush strokes.

George T. M. Shackelford, deputy director of the Kimbell Art Museum and curator of the current exhibition Monet: The Late Years, will present a free lecture titled “Time and Monet” at 6 p.m. July 26 in the Kimbell’s Pavilion Auditorium. No reservations are required. The even will be simulcast in the Kahn Auditorium.

Shackelford’s presentation will explore the many ways in which questions of time intersect with Monet’s art, from the idea of the quickly painted “impression” to the series paintings that mark the time of day. The passing of time from youth to age will be discussed in the context of the exhibition that celebrates the artist’s accomplishments in old age.

Prior to joining the Kimbell in 2012, Shackelford was chair of the department of the art of Europe at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, curator of European painting and sculpture at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, and a David E. Finley Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.