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Joy of Museums

Museums, Art Galleries and Historical Sites

Kimbell Art Museum

Kimbell Art Museum

Kimbell Art Museum

The Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, hosts a permanent art collection as well as travelling art exhibitions. The Museum’s goal is absolute excellence, not the size of the collection. In accordance, with this goal, the museum’s collection today consists of about 350 quality works of art.

The European collection is the most extensive in the museum and includes Michelangelo’s first known painting, also works by Duccio, Fra Angelico, Mantegna, El Greco, Carracci, Caravaggio, Rubens, Guercino, La Tour, Poussin, Velázquez, Rembrandt, Boucher, Gainsborough, Vigée-Lebrun, Friedrich, Cézanne, Monet, Caillebotte, Matisse, Bonnard, Mondrian, Braque, Miró and Picasso.

Works from the classical period include antiquities from Ancient Egypt, Assyria, Greece and Rome. The Asian collection comprises sculptures, paintings, bronzes, ceramics, and works of decorative art from China, Korea, Japan, India, Nepal, Tibet, Cambodia, and Thailand.

Precolumbian art is represented by Maya works in ceramic, stone, shell, and jade, Olmec, Zapotec, and Aztec sculpture, as well as pieces from the Conte and Huari cultures. The African collection consists primarily of bronze, wood, and terracotta sculpture from West and Central Africa, including examples from Nigeria, Angola, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Oceanic art is represented by a Maori figure.

Highlights of the Kimbell Art Museum

  • Self-Portrait by Paul Gauguin
  • Weeping Willow by Claude Monet
  • The Torment of Saint Anthony by Michelangelo
  • Glaucus and Scylla by Joseph Mallord William Turner
  • Girl with a Cross by Georges Braque
  • Portrait of Heriberto Casany by Joan Miró
  • The Cheat with the Ace of Clubs by Georges de La Tour
  • The Raising of Lazarus by Duccio di Buoninsegna,

Kimbell Art Museum

  • Museum:                  Kimbell Art Museum
  • City:                          Fort Worth, Texas
  • Country:                   United States
  • Established:              1972
  • Type:                         Art museum
  • Location:                   3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX, USA

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Photo Credit: Kevin Muncie [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)]

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