Buongiorno! Vance Kirkland in Italy

May 22, 2020 - Jun 30, 2020


Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art presents its fourth virtual exhibition, Buongiorno! Vance Kirkland in Italy, and invites guests to vicariously explore Vance Kirkland's various travels in Italy and the resulting works of art. Buongiorno! can be accessed online beginning Friday, May 22.

"Since most Memorial Day travel plans won't be happening this year, we're inviting virtual visitors to relive Vance's multiple trips to Italy," explains Kirkland Museum's Associate Museum Director Renée Albiston. "With travel restricted due to COVID-19, museum staff thought a little armchair travel was in order so that those who are safer at home can indulge in a little dolce vita."

Buongiorno! explores Kirkland's series of Roman Abstraction paintings completed between 1955 and 1961 and his 1960 solo exhibition at the Galleria Schneider in Roma. This series of paintings reflects the wildly popular abstract expressionist movement happening at the time while staying true to Kirkland's unique painting style.