Beat the heat and spend a day at the Kimbell exploring more than 200 objects representing 56 cultures from across Africa – a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition more than 10 years in the making! Time is running out; The Language of Beauty in African Art closes July 31.
- Get your steps in and beat the heat: There are more than 200 artworks from Africa on view – many of which have never before been seen in a museum! Wander through our galleries and learn more about the sculptures, masks, and prestige objects that reflect the spiritual and artistic beliefs of the diverse cultures from West, Central, and South Africa.
- Impress your friends: Learn new words like utotumbo (a work executed with skill and care) and jeya (clarity) – terms that have special meanings to African communities.
- Broaden your perspective: For years, African art was understood through a dominantly Eurocentric perspective that assigned meanings of beauty and importance to these objects. This exhibition reevaluates these works through the lens of the people who made and used them.
- Feel Fort Worth pride: The Kimbell is the first and one of only two venues where you can see this exhibition. It’s also the Kimbell’s first exhibition of African art in 25 years, and arguably the most important exhibition of African art in decades at any museum!
- Make it an occasion: After your visit, grab lunch at the Kimbell Café, join an exhibition tour, stay for a drink at Friday night Happy Hour, bring the family to a weekend program, or enjoy many other programs at the Kimbell this summer!