South Facade of the Renzo Piano Pavilion

Piano Pavilion

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A new building, designed by the renowned Italian architect Renzo Piano, opened November 27, 2013. Its low-slung, colonnaded pavilion with overhanging eaves graciously acknowledges Louis I. Kahn’s museum landmark by way of its kindred height, emphasis on natural light, and use of concrete as a primary material.

South view of the Louis I. Kahn Building with Moore sculpture

Kahn Building


The Kimbell Art Museum, designed by the American architect Louis I. Kahn (1901–1974), is widely regarded as one of the outstanding architectural achievements of the modern era.