<i>Turner’s Modern World</i> - DFWChild

Turner’s Modern World

J. M. W. Turner, Peace – Burial at Sea, 1842, oil on canvas, Tate Britain, London


October 17, 2021 to February 06, 2022


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

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  • Line/Box Office Phone: 817/332-8451
  • Cost: Special exhibition admission is $18 for adults, $16 for seniors and students, $14 for ages 6–11 and free for children under 6. Admission is half-price all day on Tuesdays and after 5pm on Fridays.
  • Ages: All ages


On view in the Kimbell's Renzo Piano Pavilion, Turner’s Modern World showcases the astonishing paintings of J. M. W. Turner (1775–1851), one of Britain’s greatest artists. The exhibition explores Turner’s lifelong interest in the inventions, events, politics, society, culture and science of his time, which resulted in many of his most original works and transformed his way of painting.

Organized by Tate Britain, the exhibition features oils and watercolors from Tate’s collection as well as works from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Yale Center for British Art and private collections.

Born in the late 18th century, Turner witnessed spectacular technological innovations and the industrialization of modern life. As the advances of industry and commerce brought Britain to world power, Turner immortalized these dizzying changes in vivid and dramatic compositions, with skillful brushwork that gave the impression of being wild and uncontrolled.

In his last years, he surpassed any other artist by melding his contemporary subjects with a highly innovative style, an accomplishment that established him as one of the founders of modern art.

Despite his beginnings as a topographical watercolorist and landscape painter who was deeply enthralled by the history and art of the past, Turner proceeded to create a dynamic, inspired and comprehensive testament to his own era. He was not only a witness to modernity but an interpreter and champion for his generation.

At 2pm on Sunday, October 24, come to the Kimbell to watch a free screening of the 2014 biopic Mr. Turner.

This exhibition is organized by the Kimbell Art Museum in association with Tate Britain and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Admission to the Kimbell’s collection is always free. Special exhibition tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for seniors, students, K–12 teachers and active-duty military, $14 for children ages 6–11, and free for children under 6. Admission is half-price all day on Tuesdays and after 5pm on Fridays.

$3 for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients. Show a valid Snap Card at the box office to receive $3 admission for each family member present. Additional discounts do not apply.

Hours: The museum is open 10am–5pm. Tuesdays–Thursdays and Saturdays; noon–8pm Fridays; and noon–5pm Sundays. Closed Mondays and major holidays.

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