Summary: The Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, presents “ARTMinded," a podcast produced by the Museum that offers new perspectives on the works in the Museum's permanent collection and special exhibitions. Each episode will provide unusual viewpoints that enhance and sometimes even challenge our customary engagement with artworks.
“I am only good at two things, gardening and painting.”- Claude Monet This episode of Art Minded focuses on the Kimbell’s acclaimed exhibition, “Monet: The Late Years,” dedicated to the final phase of Claude Monet’s career. Kimbell curator Nancy Edwards sits down with Dr. Edward Schneider, President of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas and water-lily expert. Dr. Schneider discusses the evolution of water lilies and the challenge of acquiring and cultivating them in Claude Monet’s
The second episode in the meditation series focuses on a Mandala from the Sam and Myrna Myers Collection. Mandalas were used by Tibetans in daily and religious life. Numerological diagrams were important systems for calculating horoscopes and forecasting the future. In the context of Tantric Buddhism, geometric patchworks evoked the matrix of time and space in which the soul was caught in the web of existence. Downloadable MP3 files are available on the Kimbell’s website, kimbellart.org.
The first episode in this meditation series focuses on a 12th-century Japanese sculpture of the Amida Buddha in the Sam and Myrna Myers Collection. The Buddha, cast in bronze and slightly smaller than life-size, is seated in meditation. Throughout the guided meditation, listeners will focus on gradually and methodically relaxing the body, controlling their breathing and using the inward senses to study the Buddha and visualize an interaction with him.