The Kimbell’s permanent collection reflects a singular, radical philosophy: that one artwork of outstanding merit and significance can better educate and inspire than many representative objects.

At the Kimbell, you’ll find a small collection of masterworks representing a diversity of cultures, periods, and geographies—unified by a common theme of definitive excellence.

Now on view in the world-renowned Louis I. Kahn Building, works from our African, Asian, Ancient American, and European collections appear in thoughtful dialogue—masterpiece to masterpiece—across time, place, and medium.

Join us and take a closer look at our collections in conversation. Admission to the permanent collection is always free. 

Explore the collection

Collections in Conversation

 

Behind the Scenes: Installing the Permanent Collection

George T.M. Shackelford, deputy director, and Jennifer Casler Price, curator of Asian, African, and Ancient American art, take you behind the scenes of the current installation of the permanent collection. Explore how works from the Kimbell’s African, Asian, Ancient American, and European collections appear in thoughtful dialogue across time, place, and medium.

Perspectives on Motherhood, Identity, and Religion

Jennifer Casler Price, curator of Asian, African, and Ancient American art, joins TCU professors Melanie Harris and J. Sage Elwell to explore different perspectives of motherhood, identity, and religion on view throughout the Kimbell’s permanent collection.

Cultural Connections

 

Join Kimbell deputy director George T.M. Shackelford and Fort Worth artist Giovanni Valderas as they navigate ideas of access, inclusion, and representation on view in the Kimbell’s permanent collection.

 

 

 

Virtual Tour

 

 

I found myself lingering over objects I used to walk by more quickly, thinking I knew them so well. The mix of cultures and sometimes unexpected juxtapositions helped me to see every masterpiece with fresh eyes.

Claire Barry, director of conservation

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