July 26, 2021


FORT WORTH, TX—The Kimbell Art Museum announces the inaugural edition of a publication series dedicated to young art lovers, available this month. Designed for families with young children, each issue of “Learning to Look” will focus on one object from the Kimbell’s permanent collection to encourage close looking, personal connections and creative expression. The spring/summer issue, “Patterns from Ancient Peru,” focuses on the Standing Dignitary, a rare freestanding figurine from the Wari empire of ancient Peru, dating from A.D. 600 to 1000.

“Children’s natural curiosity leads to so many exciting discoveries about the world and different time periods, places and cultures,” says Connie Hatchette Barganier, education manager. “‘Learning to Look’ offers their very own portal to new ideas through fun facts, discussion prompts and suggestions for hands-on learning.”

“Learning to Look” is a free, biannual publication. The first issue is available for pick-up at the museum; a digital edition is available online. As a part of the museum’s community access and dual-language resource initiatives, “Learning to Look” will be available in both Spanish and English.

To sign up to join the mailing list for future editions of “Learning to Look,” visit http://bit.ly/KimbellKids.



The Kimbell Art Museum, owned and operated by the Kimbell Art Foundation, is internationally renowned for both its collections and its architecture. The Kimbell’s collections range in period from antiquity to the 20th century and include European masterpieces by artists such as Fra Angelico, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Bernini, Velázquez, Monet, Cézanne, Picasso and Matisse; important collections of Egyptian and classical antiquities; and the art of Asia, Africa and the Ancient Americas.

The museum’s 1972 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 Italian architect Renzo Piano, opened in 2013 and now provides space for special exhibitions, dedicated classrooms and a 289-seat auditorium with excellent acoustics for music. For more information, visit kimbellart.org.



For more information, contact [email protected].