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The Kimbell Art Museum has bought a great Dutch landscape to go with its great Dutch seascape. The seascape just looked so lonely, you know? Now it’s part of a surf ‘n turf pair.

The Fort Worth museum announced that it has acquired Edge of a Forest with a Grainfield, painted around 1656 by the leading master of Dutch landscapes, Jacob van Ruisdael (he always signed, never dated, his paintings, which is why their dates of origin are usually vague). 

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An exhibition of some of the world’s finest samurai armor and weapons is at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth.

We asked Kimbell curator Jennifer Casler Price to pick out her favorite samurai armor from the show -- and explain why she likes it so much.

Samurai, which runs through Aug. 31, features more than 140 pieces from the collection of Dallasites Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller.

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Renzo Piano is the star architect who's making the rounds in Fort Worth today to visit his brand new Piano Pavilion at the Kimbell Art Museum. KERA's Dane Walters produced this animated GIF of Piano throwing a Frisbee with Eric Lee, the Kimbell's director. Click on the picture and watch Piano throw that Frisbee! (You're welcome.)

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One of the world’s most sought-after architects was in Fort Worth Tuesday for a preview of his latest creation. It’s the Kimbell Museum’s new addition by the architect -- and it's appropriately called the Renzo Piano Pavilion.

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When the Art Institute of Chicago decided to refurbish its Modern art wing, it needed a place to park its collection of nearly 100 masterpieces. The Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth was more than happy to oblige. The exhibition, which opened recently, is “The Age of Picasso and Matisse: Modern Masters from the Art Institute of Chicago.” Nearly every important artist of the first half of the 20th century is included.

Jerome Weeks, KERA’s Art&Seek reporter, recently visited the exhibit. And he really likes it. Read his review:

VIDEO: A Sneak Peek At Kimbell Museum's New Renzo Piano Pavilion

Sep 12, 2013
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Update, 1 p.m. Thursday: We've added a KERA-produced video of Kimbell Art Museum Director Eric Lee describing the new wing, designed by "starchitect" Renzo Piano.