Kimbell Art Museum

Arts
2:25 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Kimbell Acquires Multi-Million Dollar Dutch Landscape To Match Its Dutch Seascape

The Kimbell Art Museum has acquired Jacob van Ruisdael’s Edge of a Forest with a Grainfield.
Kimbell Art Museum

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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Arts & Culture
4:17 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Samurai Armors Are Works Of Art -- And On Display At The Kimbell

This Tengu armor from 1854 is made of iron, lacquer, fiber, bear fur, leather and feathers.
Kimbell Art Museum

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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Arts & Culture
3:18 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Architect Renzo Piano Stars In This KERA Animated GIF -- Watch Him Throw A Frisbee!

Renzo Piano throws a Frisbee with Eric Lee, the Kimbell Art Museum director.
Dane Walters KERA News

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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Arts & Culture
2:22 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Architect Renzo Piano Visits His Baby, The Kimbell's Piano Pavilion

Architect Renzo Piano, center, tossed a Frisbee Tuesday with Eric Lee, the Kimbell Art Museum director.
Bill Zeeble KERA News

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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Arts & Culture
11:33 am
Mon October 14, 2013

Kimbell's 'Picasso And Matisse' Studded With Glorious, Modern Masterworks

Joan Miro's Personages with Star (1933) is included in the Picasso and Matisse exhibit at the Kimbell Art Museum.
Kimbell Art Museum

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:

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Arts & Culture
12:57 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

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

Take a look at the Kimbell Museum's new Piano Pavilion in Fort Worth.
Dane Walters KERA News

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.

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