Exterior View, Kimbell Art Museum

Kimbell Art Museum

  • Fort Worth, Texas
  • USA

About the Museum


Kimbell Art Museum

Interior View, Kimbell Art Museum

© 2013 Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Photo: Robert La Prelle

Interior View, Kimbell Art Museum

Interior View, Kimbell Art Museum

© 2013 Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas. Photo: Robert La Prelle

Interior View, Kimbell Art Museum

Interior View, Kimbell Art Museum

© 2013 Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas. Photo: Robert La Prelle

Interior View, Kimbell Art Museum

Interior View, Kimbell Art Museum

© 2013 Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Photo: Robert La Prelle

Interior View, Kimbell Art Museum

Interior View, Kimbell Art Museum

© 2013 Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Photo: Robert La Prelle

Interior View, Kimbell Art Museum

The Kimbell Foundation, which operates the museum, was established in 1936 by Kay and Velma Kimbell, together with Kay’s sister and her husband, Dr. and Mrs. Coleman Carter. Upon the death of Mr. Kimbell in 1964 his estate was left to the Foundation to be turned into a museum in order to encourage interest in art within the surrounding area. The permanent collection, though relatively small in size, comprises non-Western and European art and ranges from the third millennium BC to the mid-20th century. It includes major works by Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Monet, Picasso and Matisse. With designs by renowned architects, Louis Kahn and Renzo Piano, the museum’s building focuses on filling the museum with a flow of natural light which complements and illuminates the collection.

Collection Highlights


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Group Statue of Ka-nefer and His Family
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Hellenistic or Roman, probably after Lysippos

Head of an Athlete
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Henri Matisse

Asia
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Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio

The Cardsharps
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Kaikei

Standing Shaka Buddha
Kimbell Art Museum: Collection Highlights
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Group Statue of Ka-nefer and His Family, c. 2465–2323 BC
limestone with traces of original painted, 14 in
Acquired in 2005
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Hellenistic or Roman, probably after Lysippos

Head of an Athlete, Greek, c. 365–310 BC
cast bronze, 113⁄4 in
Acquired in 2000
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Henri Matisse

Asia, 1946
oil on canvas, 453⁄4 x 32 in
Acquired in 1993 © Succession H. Matisse, Paris / Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York
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Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio

The Cardsharps, c. 1595
oil on canvas, 371⁄8 x 515⁄8 in
Acquired in 1987
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Kaikei

Standing Shaka Buddha, c. 1210
gilt and lacquered wood, 543⁄8 in.
Acquired in 1984

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