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.

Family Festival and Celebration | Oct. 8

With special performance by the soulful international sensation Abraham Alexander

Anniversary Week Schedule

Admission and audio tours for the special exhibition Murillo: From Heaven to Earth will be free all week. Tickets will only be available in person at the museum box office.

 

Tuesday, October 4
noon–5 pm
Join us for the anniversary kick-off reception and opening of The Kimbell at 50 special exhibition! 

Birthday cake will be served in the Kahn west lobby at noon. 

Kimbell members will receive a unique commemorative gift for attending (while supplies last).

 

Wednesday, October 5
10 am–5 pm
Anniversary week celebrations continue with architecture tours, film screenings, and open studios.

Kahn Building docent-guided architecture tours start at 11 am. Artists of all ages are invited to participate in the open studio, Kimbell Details: Watercolor Paintings, from 1 to 3 pm in the education studios.

Louis I. Kahn film screenings will take place in the Kahn Auditorium from 1 to 4:30 pm. Screenings will include Louis Kahn: Silence and Light (1996, 58 min.), Architectures: Exeter’s Library of Louis Kahn (26 min.,2016), Kimbell Year One (25 min.), Kimbell Year Ten (56 min.), and Kimbell at 40 (27 min.). See the calendar event for more information.

Kimbell members will receive a unique commemorative gift for attending (while supplies last).

 

Thursday, October 6
10 am–5 pm
Come to the museum for another day of architecture tours, film screenings, and open studios.

Piano Pavilion docent-guided architecture tours start at 11 am. Artists of all ages are invited to participate in the open studio, Trick or Treasure: Book Making, from 1 to 3 pm in the education studios.

Renzo Piano film screenings will take place in the Kahn Auditorium from 1 to 4:45 pm. Screenings will include Renzo Piano: The Architect of Light (72 min., 2018), Renzo Piano, Work in Progress (52 min., 1999), Renzo Piano: Piece by Piece (56 min., 1998), and Architectures: The Georges Pompidou Centre (27 min., 1997).

Kimbell members will receive a unique commemorative gift for attending (while supplies last).

 

Friday, October 7
4–7 pm
Enjoy live music and happy hour in the Louis I. Kahn Building, plus a special teacher program in the education studios.

Half-priced Kimbell Happy Hour will be from 4 to 7 pm in the Kimbell Café, featuring live music from Allegro Guitar Society. 

Educators are invited to celebrate fifty years of classroom and museum education with happy hour drink vouchers and studio time with a guest artist from 5 to 7 pm. See the calendar event for more information.

Kimbell members will receive a unique commemorative gift for attending (while supplies last).

 

Saturday, October 8
1–7:30 pm

End the Kimbell's golden anniversary week at our Family Festival!

Reserve your free ticket

Celebrate art and community with family-friendly activities, films, performers, light refreshments, and much more from 1 to 5 pm. 

Beginning at 4:30 pm 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. See the calendar event for more information.

Kimbell members will receive a unique commemorative gift each day for attending (while supplies last).

 

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Make a Gift

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

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