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49 ART + DECORATION W ashington, D.C.'s The Phillips Collection — America's first museum devoted to modern art, founded in 1921, has packed up 70 treasures and sent them on the road during the multi-year redux of its original 1897 Georgian Revival mansion. The sumptuous, iconic canvases are the focus of the exhibition "A Modern Vision: European Masterworks from The Phillips Collection," on view at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth through August 13. Founded by Duncan Phillips, grandson of a Jones & Laughlin Steel magnate from Pittsburgh, the D.C. jewel-box is highly respected as an artist's museum. The Kimbell is the first stop of an international tour, landing next in Tokyo, that highlights some of the greatest hits of European modern art, as assembled by collector/art critic Duncan Phillips and his wife, artist Marjorie Acker Phillips. The connoisseur-level blockbuster forms a bookend to the Phillips' American masterpieces that traveled in 2013 to the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. An heir to a fabled industrial dynasty, Phillips (1886-1966) left a legacy to our nation's capital that is remarkable — as did another steel town scion, Andrew Mellon, whose collection forms the core of the National Gallery. Unlike the neoclassical edifice that is the latter, The Phillips Collection is intimate and "very special," notes Kimbell organizing curator George Shackelford, deputy museum director. The works COLOR EXPLOSION at the KIMBELL traveling to Fort Worth represent the touchstone of The Phillips Collection, sharing their founders' insatiable appetite for color. Visitors bask in Impressionist, Post Impressionist, and modern canvases by a roll call of greats, including Monet, Gauguin, van Gogh, Matisse, Braque, Kandinsky, Picasso, and especially Bonnard. Visit for Shackelford's curatorial insights: what makes the Phillips unique, why this color-saturated exhibition has come to the Kimbell, how he's hanging the show, and his top canvas. Exhibition information Catherine D. Anspon P arsons School of Design-educated Lucrecia Waggoner returns this month to Laura Rathe Fine Art for a solo of her most ambitious work yet. The Dallas-based sculptor, who wields a BFA from SMU and employs porcelain as her signature medium, has devised a room-sized installation at Laura Rathe that features hundreds of black-and- white ceramic vessels. The result mimics organic forms in plant life while also evoking constellations in the night sky. New for Waggoner is the incorporation S ince 1873, Kohler has turned necessities for the home — faucets, sinks, tubs, and other domestic infrastructure — into functional works of art. Carried by top showrooms worldwide, the Kohler brand has rolled out four new signature showrooms across the U.S., including one is Dallas, a just-opened 3,600-square-foot Knox-Henderson location. Kohler Signature Store by Facets of Dallas carries all of the company's most-touted lines, including Kohler Surfaces, Kohler custom vanities, Kallista, Robern, Kent Moore cabinets, and stone by Dallas-based fabricator Stonesmith. 4640 McKinney Ave., Suite 100, Rebecca Sherman DOMESTICITIES PORCELAIN POWER of diamond dust — a material she shares with Andy Warhol. Waggoner was raised in Mexico City, where a childhood ceramics class at the Museo Nacional de Antropología launched what would become her career path. In 2009, she participated in the Fourth Biennale of Ceramics at Museo Franz Mayer in Mexico City, coming full circle to where she first discovered the pull of clay. "Lucrecia Waggoner: Stardust," through June 17, at Laura Rathe Fine Art, Catherine D. Anspon Pablo Picasso's Woman with Green Hat, 1939, at the Kimbell Art Museum THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION, WASHINGTON, D.C. © 2017 ESTATE OF PABLO PICASSO / ARS, NYC Lucrecia Waggoner's Xarana, 2017, at Laura Rathe Fine Art COURTESY THE ARTIST AND LAURA RATHE FINE ART

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