Find inspiration in the galleries and art-making studios at the Kimbell Art Museum. Year-round programs and events, as well as drop-in play spaces and gallery guides, offer a wide range of fun ways for families to enjoy art together. Learning experiences designed around the permanent collection and special exhibitions offer age-appropriate engagement for all ages; teens are invited to participate in events hosted by the Kimbell Teen Council. The museum is committed to offering inclusive, meaningful opportunities to connect with art for all ages and abilities.
The Kimbell’s collections range in period from antiquity to the 20th century and include European masterpieces by artists such as Fra Angelico, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Poussin, Velázquez, Monet, Picasso and Matisse; important collections of Egyptian and classical antiquities; and the art of Asia, Africa and the Ancient Americas. 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 289-seat auditorium with excellent acoustics for music.
The museum is open 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tuesdays–Thursdays and Saturdays; noon–8 p.m. Fridays; and noon–5 p.m. Sundays. Closed Mondays. Admission is always free to view the museum’s permanent collection. For more information and updated visitor guidelines, visit kimbellart.org/visit.