Fort Worth-bred actor Bill Paxton and former Growing Pains star Joanna Kerns, in town for the Lone Star Film Festival, dropped in to the Kimbell Art Museum on Thursday and had a little fun with a painting.
The museum is about to begin a new exhibition, “Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter’s Eye,” which will run from Nov. 8 to Feb. 14 in the Renzo Piano Pavilion. The exhibit focuses on Caillebotte, who according to exhibit literature was an artistic force among impressionists but today is not as well-known as some of his contemporaries. This is the first major U.S. retrospective of the artist's work in 20 years.
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Thursday was a rainy day, so umbrellas were at hand and Paxton and Kerns posed in front of Caillebotte’s Paris Street: Rainy Day, in which 19th-century Parisians shield themselves from drizzle on cobblestone streets. Paxton is even sporting a mustache that makes him look a little 19th century.
Paxton and Kerns are scheduled to appear with Malcolm McDowell in a “Career Conversation” panel at noon Friday at Sundance Square Pavilion as part of the festival. For more on the festival, check out Cary Darling’s DFW.com story on the fest.