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Join us for a free family festival and celebration, Saturday, October 8, in honor of our 50th anniversary.


Tickets are free but required for all attendees, including Kimbell members, adults, children, and infants.


Abraham Alexander Headlines 50th Anniversary Festival and Celebration

Fort Worth-based singer-songwriter Abraham Alexander, whose “soulful, blues-style voice brings listeners into a personal journey, evoking emotion in the deepest sense” (NPR Music), will take the stage at 5:30 pm.

Born in Greece to parents of Nigerian descent, Abraham Alexander moved to Texas with his family at age 11, determined to escape the racial tensions they faced in Athens. While his lyrics speak to pain and trauma and life-changing loss, Alexander instills a joyful passion and irrepressible spirit, ultimately giving way to songs that radiate undeniable hope.

In the making of his debut EP, Alexander traveled from Fort Worth to London and worked with producer/songwriters like Cameron Warren (The Dap Kings, Dan Caplen), shaping his songs with elements of soul, hip-hop and blues. He is currently working on his follow-up album.


Family Festival and Celebration Schedule

This community event will feature family-friendly activities, films, performances, food from local vendors, and free admission to the special exhibition Murillo: From Heaven to Earth.

1–4 pm

  • Performances by local entertainers including Taiko drummers, Flamenco dancers, and more (Kimbell lawn)
  • Interactive classical Indian dances performed by Austin-based choreographer Anuradha Naimpally and lively tales with author and storyteller Toni Simmons (Piano Pavilion)
  • Free portraits by professional photographers in the Noguchi courtyard
  • Ongoing gallery and studio activities
  • Sweet treats and refreshments are available

4–7:30 pm

  • 4 pm: local band Cotinga will take the main stage
  • 5:30 pm: Special concert by soulful international sensation Abraham Alexander
  • Light bites will be available for purchase from local food truck vendors, including Magdalena’s and Heim Barbeque
  • Cash bar provided by the Kimbell Café
  • Museum galleries will remain open until 5 pm 


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