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The Kimbell Art Museum

The Kimbell Art Museum

The Fort Worth's Kimbell Art Museum was established in 1972, with the building designed by Louis Kahn, a renowned architect. Although it hosts a rather small number of art collections and travelling art exhibitions, it's a place you don't want to miss checking out! The Kimbell offers a variety and a wide range of programs and resources that will surely enrich the experience of their own permanent collections, and special exhibitions. These programs, designed for those with diverse interests in art(and learning styles as well), seek to increase every visitor's understanding of the works of art, located within the renowned building.

The museum's initial artwork came from the people that have provided the funds necessary for a new building, Kay and Velma Kimbell.

As the original plan for the Kimbell was to make it excellent and not have a huge collection, the museum's collection consists of roughly 350 works of art, but it's noticable that they are of high quality. The collection itself mostly features European art, including Michelangelo's first famous painting, The Torment of Saint Anthony, which is the only painting from Michelangelo on exhibit in the entire USA. Some other famous paintings are:

·        The Cardsharps by Caravaggio

·        Happy Age! Golden Age! by Watteau

·        Young Student Drawing by Chardin

·        The Raising of Lazarus by Buoninsegna

The Kimbell also houses a huge library with about 59000 books for every visitor to check out.

Make sure to bring your whole family there, as it has art camps, Friday night lectures, and many more family activities that will surely leave you breathless!