The Kimbell’s permanent collection reflects a singular, radical philosophy: that one artwork of outstanding merit and significance can better educate and inspire than many representative objects.

At the Kimbell, you’ll find a small collection of masterworks representing a diversity of cultures, periods, and geographies—unified by a common theme of definitive excellence.

Now on view in the world-renowned Louis I. Kahn Building, works from our African, Asian, Ancient American, and European collections appear in thoughtful dialogue—masterpiece to masterpiece—across time, place, and medium.

Join us and take a closer look at our collections in conversation.

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Admission to the permanent collection is always free.


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I found myself lingering over objects I used to walk by more quickly, thinking I knew them so well. The mix of cultures and sometimes unexpected juxtapositions helped me to see every masterpiece with fresh eyes.

Claire Barry, director of conservation
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