About Us

The Kimbell Art Museum, owned and operated by the Kimbell Art Foundation, is internationally renowned for both its collections and for its architecture. The Kimbell’s collections range in period from antiquity to the 20th century, and includes European masterpieces by artists ranging from Fra Angelico, Michelangelo, and Caravaggio to Monet, Picasso, and Matisse, and important collections of Egyptian and classical antiquities, as well as Asian, Mesoamerican, and African art. The Museum’s 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, is scheduled to open in 2013 and will provide space for special exhibitions, allowing the Kahn building to showcase the permanent collection.