FORT WORTH, TEXAS (June 12, 2019)— The Kimbell Art Museum now offers $3 special exhibition admission for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients, beginning with Monet: The Late Years, opening on June 16. This new ticket price is offered in collaboration with the Institute of Museum and Library Services' (IMLS) Museums for All program, which encourages individuals from all backgrounds to experience the joy and lifelong learning evoked by museum visitation.
Claude Monet, one of the founders of French Impressionism, is one of the movement's most prolific artists. Monet: The Late Years is the first exhibition in more than 20 years dedicated to the final phase of his career. Through more than 50 paintings, the exhibition traces the evolution of Monet's practice from 1913, when he embarked on a reinvention of his painting style that led to increasingly bold and abstract works, up to his death in 1926. Assembled from major public and private collections in Europe, the United States and Asia, Monet: The Late Years includes more than 20 examples of Monet's beloved water-lily paintings. In addition, the exhibition showcases many other extraordinary and unfamiliar works from the artist's final years, several of which are being seen for the first time in the United States.
"Since the Kimbell's founding, it has been our mission to provide a welcoming museum experience for all," commented Eric M. Lee, director of the Kimbell. "We are very pleased to expand our offerings with $3 admission for Texas SNAP program recipients and their family members and to inaugurate the program with the opportunity to experience some of Monet's most celebrated masterpieces in person. I hope that the exhibition and all that the Kimbell has to offer will prompt lasting connections and ongoing participation."
To receive the $3 discounted admission for each accompanying family member, U.S. SNAP recipients can simply show their card at the box office. Regular admission for Monet: The Late Years ranges from $14 to $18 with free admission for children under six. The Kimbell's collection is always free to view. For more information on special exhibition admission and reduced ticket prices, visit the Kimbell's website.
This new reduced ticket price is part of the museum's ongoing mission to provide an exceptional experience for visitors from all backgrounds, ages and abilities. Recently, the Kimbell was named one of 15 museum finalists for IMLS's 2019 Gold Medal for museums and libraries with an innovative approach to providing an inclusive experience. IMLS announced this honor in April 2019. In addition to reduced admission, the Kimbell also provides a variety of accommodations, resources and public programs to help support meaningful experiences for all visitors. Visit the website to learn more about accessibility and Spanish-language resources, programs and materials.
Monet: The Late Years is organized by the Kimbell Art Museum and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, with the exceptional collaboration of the Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris. The exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities and a grant from the Leo Potishman Foundation, JP Morgan Chase, Trustee. Promotional support is provided by American Airlines and NBC5.
ABOUT MUSEUMS FOR ALL
Through Museums for All, those receiving food assistance (SNAP benefits) can gain free or reduced admission to more than 300 museums throughout the United States simply by presenting their SNAP EBT (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Electronic Benefit Transfer) card.
Museums for All is a national, branded access program that encourages individuals of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum habits. It is open to participation by any type of museum----including art, history, natural history/anthropology, general museums, children's museums, science centers, planetariums, nature centers, historic houses/sites, zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens and arboretums.
The cost of museum admission can be a barrier for many low-income families. Participating museums provide reduced admission, ranging from free to $3, to visitors presenting their EBT card. This reduced rate is available during all normal operating hours to up to four individuals per EBT card. With a year-round open-door policy, Museums for All invites low-income visitors to feel welcome at cultural institutions.
Since the launch of the initiative in 2014/2015, Museums for All has served more than 1.5 million visitors nationwide at more than 300 museums of all varieties, representing 45+ states, districts and territories. Museums for All is the only nationally coordinated financial accessibility program in the museum field, providing an easy-to-implement structure and the ability for participating museums to customize their implementation.
Museums for All is an initiative of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), a federal agency based in Washington, DC. The initiative is administered by the Association of Children's Museums through a cooperative agreement with IMLS.