The Kimbell Art Museum celebrates its 50th anniversary on October 4, 2022. On this day in 1972, the Kimbell opened the Louis I. Kahn Building to great acclaim. 

Join us in fall 2022 as we kick off a year of programming and special events in honor of our golden anniversary.

Kimbell Stories

For 50 years, the Kimbell has been committed to fostering exceptional art experiences in an unparalleled setting. Whether you've visited once or one hundred times, no visit to the Kimbell is the same. And we'd love to hear from you!

We invite you to share your favorite Kimbell memories and special moments with us as we celebrate our golden anniversary. 

For the opportunity to be featured, visitors are encouraged to submit their Kimbell Stories below. Each submission will be entered for a chance to win a year-long family membership. The winner will be announced on Saturday, October 8, 2022, at the 50th Anniversary Family Festival & Celebration.  

Share Your Story

Save the Date

50th Anniversary of the Kimbell’s Grand Opening | Tuesday, October 4, 2022  

Anniversary celebrations begin with a day full of special programming, including birthday cake, permanent collection and exhibition tours, and more. Museum members will receive a special discount on selected items in the Museum Shops, plus a free gift (while supplies last).

Anniversary Week | October 4–8, 2022

Visitors will be able to enjoy free admission to the special exhibition Murillo: From Heaven to Earth during the Kimbell’s anniversary week. Additional programs and events will be announced in September.

Family Festival and Celebration | Saturday, October 8, 2022

The Golden Anniversary Family Festival and Celebration is free and open to the public. Visitors can enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities, including sensory tours for kids, architecture, and artist films, and sketching in the galleries, plus special performances from community partners.   

Make a Gift

Please consider making a gift to the Kimbell Fund in honor of our anniversary.