Director's Message

Dear Friends, 

Monet: The Early Years is now open to the public and runs through January 29. This monumental exhibition is the first ever to focus on the initial decade of Monet’s career. The curator of the show is one of the world’s leading authorities on impressionism, the Kimbell’s own deputy director George Shackelford. He has assembled a staggering array of masterpieces, including some of the artist’s most beloved works.

We expect large crowds for this important exhibition and encourage all our visitors to view it early in its run rather than waiting until the more crowded final weeks. In an effort to better serve you, our members, we are offering special members-only opening hours. For details on these times as well as information on extended hours for the general public, here. Also, I want to thank you for your cooperation and patience in the coming months during the closure of our Darnell Street parking lot as it undergoes improvements.

The Kimbell is expanding its outreach to the Hispanic and Spanish-speaking community with Nuestro Kimbell, an initiative featuring Spanish translations of our permanent collection audio tour, family gallery guides, and other materials. We celebrated both the kick-off of Nuestro Kimbell and Hispanic Heritage Month with a Fiesta de la Familia on October 2. I am so grateful to the Hearst Foundations for the generous grant that has made Nuestro Kimbell possible.

In closing, I want to thank you for your support and continued participation. We look forward to welcoming you to the museum again soon.


Eric M. Lee