Artist Miguel Zapata, who currently works in Madrid and Dallas, will present a gallery talk in the Kimbell Art Museum’s “Artist’s Eye” series on Saturday, November 13, at
11 a.m. The Kimbell’s chief conservator, Claire Barry, will moderate this free program.
A native of Cuenca, Spain, Zapata’s work is deeply rooted in his cultural heritage. He makes heavily-textured, three-dimensional, painted reliefs in which imagery derived from Italian Renaissance, Spanish Golden Age, and Greco-Roman art serves as the basis for Modernist, expressive compositions.

Zapata has exhibited his work extensively in Europe and the United States. His first U.S. exhibition was held in 1986 at the Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. His recent solo exhibitions include those held at the Pensacola Museum of Art, Florida, and Valley House Gallery, Dallas, in 2009. His work can be found in museum and gallery collections worldwide, including the Meadows Museum, the Hispanic Society of America Museum and Library, New York, and the Moscow Museum of Modern Art.

“The Artist’s Eye” is an ongoing program moderated by Kimbell staff.  It brings artists to the Museum to discuss works in the permanent collection, share the special insights of the practicing professional, and relate older art to contemporary artistic concerns, including their own.

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