Exhibitions

Detail of Jean-Marc Nattier's Manon Balletti portrait
August 27, 2017 to December 31, 2017

Louis I. Kahn Building

Casanova: The Seduction of Europe explores the 18th century across Europe through the eyes of one of its most colorful characters, Giacomo Casanova (1725--1798). Renowned in modern times for his amorous pursuits, Casanova lived not only in Italy, but in France and England, and his travels took him to the Ottoman Empire and to meet Catherine the Great in Saint Petersburg. Bringing together paintings, sculpture, works on paper, furnishings, porcelains, silver and period costume, Casanova will bring this world to life.

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:

a sculpted marble lion from the Tang Dynasty in China to be on display in From the Lands of Asia: The Sam and Myrna Myers Collection
March 4, 2018 to August 19, 2018

Renzo Piano Pavilion

When Americans Samuel and Myrna Myers visited Paris in the mid-1960s, they became so enamored with the city that they decided to make their home there. This was where they built an extraordinary collection that until now has never been exhibited publicly.