THE KIMBELL’S MASTERPIECES ARE BACK ON VIEW IN LOUIS KAHN’S LANDMARK BUILDING

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Jessica Brandrup, ext. 241, or jbrandrup@kimbellmuseum.org
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 11, 2014 

THE KIMBELL’S MASTERPIECES ARE BACK ON VIEW IN LOUIS KAHN’S LANDMARK BUILDING

FORT WORTH—The Kimbell Art Museum’s renowned European masterpieces are now back on view in Louis Kahn’s 1972 landmark building, built specifically for their display. “With the opening of the Piano Pavilion and the Kahn Building fully installed with the Museum’s outstanding European paintings and sculptures, the breadth of the Museum’s celebrated collection is at long last on view for all visitors,” commented Eric M. Lee, director of the Kimbell. “And, even though they looked glorious in the new Piano Pavilion, it’s wonderful to see our beloved European works illuminated again under the silvery light of Kahn’s famous galleries.”

Paintings and sculpture dating from antiquity through the 18th century are on view in the south galleries, including Michelangelo’s Torment of Saint Anthony, Caravaggio’s Cardsharps and Poussin’s Sacrament of Ordination, along with paintings by Fra Angelico, Boucher, Velazquez and Goya; sculptures by Bernini and Houdon; and a choice collection of Greek, Roman and Egyptian antiquities.

Late 18th-century through mid-20th-century works are on view in the Kahn Building’s north galleries. Included among them are Impressionist and post-Impressionist favorites by Cézanne, Monet and Caillebotte and modern works by Picasso, Matisse and Mondrian.

The galleries in the Renzo Piano Pavilion continue to feature the Museum’s African, Precolumbian and Asian collections. Admission to the permanent collection is always free. Also on view in the Piano Pavilion—through August 31—is the current special exhibition, Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection. Admission is required.

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The Museum’s 1972 building, designed by the American architect Louis I. Kahn, is widely regarded as one of the outstanding architectural achievements of the modern era. A second building, designed by world-renowned Italian architect Renzo Piano, opened in 2013 and now provides space for special exhibitions, dedicated classrooms and a 298-seat auditorium with excellent acoustics for music. 

Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection is organized by The Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum: The Samurai Collection, Dallas. It is supported by the DFW Lexus Dealers.

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Kimbell Art Museum hours: Tuesdays–Thursdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Fridays, noon–8 p.m.; Sundays, noon–5 p.m.; closed Mondays. For general information, call 817-332-8451. Website: kimbellart.org
*Admission to the permanent collection is always FREE.
**Admission to Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection is $14 for adults; $12 for seniors age 60 and over and for students with an ID; $10 for children ages 6­–11; and FREE for children under 6 and for Museum members. Admission is half-price on Tuesdays and after 5 p.m. on Fridays.