Family Festival and Ice Cream Sunday, photo by Robert LaPrelle, Kimbell Art Museum

Photo by Robert LaPrelle, Kimbell Art Museum


October 08, 2022
01:00 PM until 07:30 PM


Kimbell Art Museum View map
3333 Camp Bowie Boulevard,
Fort Worth, TX, 76107

Additional Information

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  • Line/Box Office Phone: 817/332-8451
  • Cost: Free; no registration required.
  • Ages: All ages


The Kimbell Art Museum celebrates its 50th anniversary on October 4, 2022. On that day in 1972, the Kimbell opened the Louis I. Kahn Building to great acclaim. In honor of our golden anniversary, join these special events and programming.

Celebrate art and community with family-friendly activities, films, performers, light refreshments, and much more on Saturday, October 8. Beginning at 4:30pm on the Kimbell great lawn main stage, there will be special performances by local musical group Cotinga and the soulful international sensation Abraham Alexander and his band.

Tickets are free but required for all attendees, including Kimbell members, adults, children and infants. Register here at Kimbell members will receive a unique commemorative gift each day for attending (while supplies last).

In the Galleries
Admission to Murillo: From Heaven to Earth, on view in the Piano Pavilion, will be free for all visitors during our anniversary week, October 4–9, 2022. Admission to the Kimbell's permanent collection in the Piano Pavilion and Kahn Building is always free.

Join Family Spotlight Tours in the Kahn Building. (Meet in the West Lobby.) at 1pm, 2:30pm and 4pm. Learn about the artworks that inspired our creative activities.

Book Baskets: Enjoy family story time with the bilingual book selection—wherever you're comfortable. In the Kahn Building (North and South Galleries).

The Flame Foundation Flamenco Performers
Kimbell Lawn (Center Stage), 1 and 2:45pm

Storyteller Toni Simmons
Piano Pavilion Auditorium, 1:30 and 3:15pm

Moving Myths of India with Anuradha Naimpally
Piano Pavilion Auditorium, 2:15 and 4pm

Dondoko Taiko Drummers
Kimbell Lawn (Center Stage), 3:30pm

Family Lawn Games: Cornhole and Chess
Kimbell Lawn, 1–7pm

Studio A
Piano Pavilion (Education Studios), 10am–5 pm
Drop in anytime during regular museum hours to enjoy this colorful learning environment. Designed for ages 5 and younger; space is limited.

Guests artists
Face Painting
Kahn Building (West Lobby), 1–4:30pm

Art by Sam Caricatures
Kahn Building (West Portico), 1–4:30pm

Sketching Expeditions with Jamison LeBlanc
Kahn Building (Meet in the West Lobby), 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30pm
First-come, first-served; 20 participants per session.

Golden Hour Family Portrait Photographs
Noguchi Sculpture Garden, 4–5:30pm

Art-Making Activities
Murillo's Still-Life Details: Pastels
Piano Pavilion (Education Studios), 1–5pm

Wear Your Art: Mixed-Media Buttons
Kahn Building (West Lobby), 1–5pm

Create a Constellation: Origami Stars
Kahn Building (Yaupon Holly Courtyard), 1–7pm

Walking Flower Mini-Sculptures: DIY Art Kits
Kimbell Lawn (Event Information Tent), 5–7pm

Cookies and Lemonade
Kahn Building Lobby, 10am–1pm (while supplies last)

Kimbell Café
Kahn Building, noon–2pm (In-house and to-go lunch options available)

Kimbell Bar
Piano Pavilion Lobby, 4–7pm
Wine, beer, and soft drinks will be available at the Kimbell Café bar. All purchases from the bar will be credit card only.

Food Trucks
Kimbell Lawn, 4–7pm
Enjoy a variety of food options from local vendors, including Magdalena's, Heim Barbecue, Melt Ice Cream, and more.

Musical Performances
Kimbell Lawn (Main Stage), 4–5pm

Abraham Alexander
Kimbell Lawn (Main Stage), 5:30–7pm

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