Kimbell Art Museum
Kimbell Art Museum
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Fort Worth's premier art museum, featuring paintings from international painters.
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Paul S
San Diego, California416 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
The art and architecture at the Kimball is amazing. The collection is small enough so one can see every exhibit without getting museum fatigue. The exhibits are of exceptional quality. Some of the greatest artists are represented: Michelangelo, Donatello, Caravaggio, Cezanne, JMW Turner, Joan Miro, Henri Matisse, Claude Monet, Edward Munch, Peter Paul Rubens and more. Fantastic!
The two buildings are incredible. The original building was designed by Louis Kahn. The second building by Renzo Piano. The buildings alone are worth a visit.
Written March 27, 2023
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spw439s
Poplar Bluff, MO131 contributions
Jun 2021
We went to the Kimbell Museum to participate in their afternoon tea service and then walked around. The tea service was a fun event and something our teenagers seemed to enjoy. When do you get to dress up and have a tea service in a museum? It cost a little bit but was worth it. The museum itself was really nice. It is a small museum but they have a lot of the big names in art. This would be a great museum for kids that don't like walking around museums (since it is so small). They have two buildings but only one is available to walk around unless you are paying to see the exhibition which we weren't. I would like to say that their parking garage is the nicest parking garage I have ever seen. If you go, make sure you park in the garage and you'll understand what I am talking about. One painting worth seeing is Michelangelo's "Torment of Saint Anthony" since it is his first painting and it's just pretty cool seeing something by Michelangelo.
Written June 29, 2021
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Brendan S
Arlington, VA1,464 contributions
Sep 2022 • Solo
The Kimbell Museum is notable for both its arched design by famous architect Louis
Kahn as well as its high quality of mostly European paintings from the Renaissance to Impressionism and Picasso. There are paintings by Goya, Velazquez, Caravaggio, Monet and Michelangelo’s first painting, as well as some ancient sculptures from Greece, Egypt and Assyria. It’s a very small collection with only about a hundred works on display. There is a companion pavilion building with special exhibitions, but they were between exhibits when I visited and the permanent collection did not take long to see. I liked that every piece had a multi-paragraph explanatory card, and it’s a rare free museum, too.
Written September 13, 2022
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AVGTXN
Dallas, TX810 contributions
Dec 2020
The Kimball is a great institution, but the Queen Nefertari exhibit wasn't worth the trip or the price (drove from Dallas, $0 to members) on members' preview weekend. I stood in line only 10 minutes on a Friday afternoon, but then took only about 20 minutes to see the exhibit. Not really a lot of COVID spacing in the exhibit area either. Felt rather cramped. Overall, it just didn't compare with other collections of Egyptian artifacts I've seen. Nowhere near the same quality. I'd be disappointed if I spent $18 to see it. Enjoy the mummified knees!

To redeem the trip, I again enjoyed the excellent permanent collection. Rather empty, which made it extra nice and relaxing.

While we've visited the Kimball numerous times over the years, this was our first year to become members (spurred on by the great Impressionist tour). When you become a member, you get a free Kimball mug. When I presented my coupon for the free mug to the ladies behind the plexiglass in the gift area, they were rather cold, to be quite honest. And this was a slow Friday afternoon.

After visiting the Kimball, make the short walk up the street to the Amon Carter. You'll be glad you did.
Written December 12, 2020
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petto1947
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Apr 2021
I went to FT Worth from Dallas to see the Egyptian exhibit. I have been to Kimbell years ago and had good memories of their exhibit. When I got there, I was informed there was a 1 1/2 hr wait in line to get in. They did not even have a sign up sheet for my place in line so I could go look at the other exhibits until I could go in to the Egyptian exhibit.

It is incredible to me that they do not have a system for reducing the wait, which would be very easy if anyone thought that wasting peoples time was a concern of theirs. There must have been a thousand or more people going thru that day and they wasted 1 1/2 hours of every one of them. That is 62 full 8 hour days wasted for only ONE calendar. That is so discourteous it boggles the mind!!!

All that needs to be done (which other more courteous venues have done) is to have an online sign up reservation sheet with 15 minute increments so that people could show up about the time they could go in. It is not rocket science.

I would encourage everyone to write a review. It is really a shame that a museum with such a good product would treat its customers so poorly.
Written May 12, 2021
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docrob01
Fort Worth, TX20 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
My daughter and I have been here many times, mostly for traveling collections, but we have seen quite a bit of the permanent collection. Really a great facility. A building is a building, but they seem to have great skill in choosing good representation of various artists, regions, and styles so that you can get a good grasp of the work of a culture or artist. Traveling collections tend to be the most interesting, but they cost (at present) about $22 a person. Permanent collection is also quite compelling and completely free. If you are in the area and have an interest in art, it is worth seeing.
Written February 11, 2020
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GrumpyandtheOldLady
New York City, NY545 contributions
Sep 2022
Spending the day at the Kimbell Art Museum was a great choice. The artwork was diverse and I was pleasantly surprised by some of the exhibits. An added bonus was being able to watch as groups of art students, sitting in various rooms, sketching their assigned statue as the professor walked back and forth among them. It was fun observing their progress. Some were quite good. There is a nice gift shop and a cafe.
Written October 12, 2022
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LexnTex
Fort Worth, TX8 contributions
Dec 2020 • Couples
Note to everyone wanting to pop in for a quick visit...it doesn’t matter if you buy tickets ahead of time online, you will be stuck waiting for quite awhile with people who did not buy tickets. Obviously, this is due to Covid restrictions but waiting in line to get tickets you already have in order to get into the line to see the exhibit was ridiculous! We stood for close to 45 minutes before making it in the exhibit. I wish the Kimbell had detailed this on their website as we would have not purchased tickets online and just passed entirely on our visit.
Written December 26, 2020
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KnickerbockerJones
San Francisco, CA166 contributions
Sep 2022 • Family
This is a fantastic museum. The architecture is wonderful. The sculptures date back to 1,000 B.C. They have a fantastic art collection. My favorite is the renaissance period. It was absolutely breath taking. I loved how art students were sitting in their chairs making sketches of sculptures. That just added to the validity of the pieces as someone who is art illiterate. The museum is well organized and made it easy to follow. I spent 2 hours there and I could have been there longer.
Written September 13, 2022
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VanEsq12
Dallas, TX2,375 contributions
Jul 2020 • Friends
This free museum offers a beautiful permanent collection of pieces from all over the world. Although it is not as large as other art museums in the area, the Kimbell has an elegance to it that makes it a favorite among locals. Visiting this museum is an intimate experience. Because of its size, one can easily spend as much time as they wish with each piece without fear of not being able to see everything. The Kimbell does an incredible job of bringing in special exhibits from all over the world. Most recently, it was "Flesh and Blood".This highly-anticipated show featured pieces from Italy and did not disappoint! NOTE: Special exhibits are an additional charge.
Written July 12, 2020
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Kimbell Art Museum is open:
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  • Fri - Fri 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM




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