“Picasso and Braque: The Cubist Experiment, 1910–1912”

Kimbell Art Museum

Almost two dozen years after “Picasso and Braque: Pioneering Cubism” wowed visitors at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, and California’s Santa Barbara Museum of Art have come together to mount “Picasso and Braque: The Cubist Experiment, 1910–1912.” With this show, the two institutions couldn’t have hatched a cheekier project. Just consider the metrics. moma’s extravaganza featured nearly 400 oil paintings, collages, papiers collés, ink drawings, and sculptures executed between 1907 and 1914, with masterpieces borrowed from points around the globe, including the Soviet Union. The latest exhibition comprises only sixteen paintings and twenty prints, mostly from American collections. Amid its many solid examples, the current exhibition features several pieces that the Modern didn’t A-list. Yet here, such modest offerings allowed us to

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