Dress and jacket ensemble (detail of jacket), 1968
October 7, 2018 to January 6, 2019

Often called “the couturier’s couturier,”Cristóbal Balenciaga (1895–1972) is the artist most revered by other fashion designers. From his first runway collection, in 1937, through the closure of his Paris salon, in 1968, Balenciaga’s clients were among the most influential trendsetters of the day.

October 7, 2018 to January 6, 2019

Piano Pavilion

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes is among the best-known figures in the history of Spanish art and renowned as one of the greatest painters of all time. He is also revered as one of history’s greatest draftsmen and printmakers. This exhibition will showcase more than seventy-five of his paramount works on paper from the unparalleled collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Goya in Black and White will explore the evolution of the artist’s graphic work in all media.

Detail of Cezanne's Man in a Blue Smock, Kimbell Permanent Collection
On view in the Renzo Piano Pavilion and Louis I. Kahn Building

The Kimbell’s permanent collection is small in size, comprised of fewer than 350 works of art, but is distinguished by an extraordinary level of artistic quality and importance. The idea of building a choice collection of representative masterpieces was established by the Board of Directors of the Kimbell Art Foundation in consultation with Museum’s first director, Richard F. (Ric) Brown, in a Policy Statement of June 1, 1966:

Image from the upcoming exhibition The Lure of Dresden: Bellotto at the Court of Saxony
February 10, 2019 to April 28, 2019

Organized by the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden

Image from the upcoming exhibition Monet: The Late Years
June 16, 2019 to September 15, 2019

Organized by the Kimbell Art Museum and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco