The Kimbell at 40: An Evolving Masterpiece
to 5 PM
3333 Camp Bowie Blvd. , Fort Worth, TX
Start date: Sunday, October 7, 2012
End Date: Sunday, December 30, 2012
This exhibition celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Kimbell Art Museum’s opening on October 4th, 1972. It looks back to the Museum’s genesis and showcases the architectural achievements, pivotal acquisitions, important exhibitions, and historic events that have made the Kimbell into the world-renowned institution it is today.
The exhibition will begin with the vision of the Kimbell’s founders, Kay and Velma Kimbell, to establish a public art museum “of the first class” in Fort Worth, as well as the forward-thinking decision by the Kimbell Art Foundation board of directors and the Museum’s first director, Richard F. Brown, to form a small core collection of works of art that epitomize their eras and styles.
Highlights from the permanent collection, including works by European masters Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Monet, and Matisse, as well as antiquities and important pieces of Asian, Mesoamerican, and African art, will be displayed throughout the building along with historic material and architectural models of the iconic Louis I. Kahn building and the highly anticipated Renzo Piano building, which is scheduled to open in 2013.
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Sorry, this event ended on Dec. 30, 2012.
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