Celebrate #NationalDogDay and the Kimbell’s newest acquisition with canine-friendly activities on our lawn!

The Kimbell Art Museum welcomes guests and their dogs to celebrate the acquisition of "Dog Guarding a Basket of Grapes" (1836) by Austrian artist Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller.



Outdoor architecture tour
5:45 PM
EmBARK on a docent-led tour of the Louis I. Kahn Building and Renzo Piano Pavilion

"Best in Show" parade
6:30 PM
Featuring local celebrity judges Nancy Lamb, visual artist; Laura Lape, social media personality; and master of ceremonies Tony Green, host of “Hello, I’m Tony Green,” NBC Texas Today correspondent and host of the “On the Same Page” podcast.

Award categories include the dog that looks most like the new acquisition, dog with the best costume, largest dog, and smallest dog.

Ongoing activities
Refreshments for purchase from the Kimbell Café

Local vendors include the Melt ice cream truck and Pelican SnoBalls, serving ice cream treats and shaved ice for both humans and canines. Sam the Artist will offer free custom pet portraits as supplies last.

Visitors can also participate in art-making activities with Kimbell educators.

"Dog Guarding a Basket of Grapes" will be on view for the first time on Friday, August 26, in the Kahn Building. An animal-themed scavenger hunt through the galleries will challenge visitors to find all the Kimbell dogs on view in works across the permanent collection. Those who complete the scavenger hunt will receive a special prize, as supplies last.

Only service animals are permitted in museum buildings. All dogs must remain on a leash at all times. Dog owners must pick up after their pets. A water and cooling station will be available outside for dogs and dog owners.

Questions? Contact [email protected]