Kimbell Art Museum’s New Exhibits

It’s another rainy day in Fort Worth, just the perfect day to do some inside activity, like visit our beautiful Kimbell Art Museum. Castiglione: Lost Genius opened Sunday, November 22 at the Kimbell Art Museum and continues through February 14. Admission to the Kimbell’s general galleries is free; there is no charge for the Castiglione show.

This chart shows the days and hours the Kimbell is open.

Tuesday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday Noon–8 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday Noon–5 p.m.
Monday/Thanksgiving/Christmas closed

Giovanni Castiglione’s works have been compared to those of Rembrandt and Rubens, yet he never quite got as much fame as they did. He had a colorful life that included attempts to murder some people. He was wanted by law officials in several Italian cities and was constantly avoiding arrest. It’s a wonder he got as much done as he did.

Described as exuberant, this 17th. century artist was quite a character. His drawings and etchings are included in this exhibit appropriately named “Masterworks on Paper from the Royal Collection.”

If you want to see another Kimbell exhibit “Gustave Calillebotte: The Painter’s Eye”, running until February 14, there is a charge, unless you’re a member. If you don’t belong to the Kimbell, find a friend who does and go with her/his as a guest. Otherwise, as a senior, you’ll pay $12, unless you go on half-price Tuesday or Friday evening between 5:00 and 8:00 PM when a ticket is $6. Bite the bullet and pay the $65 annual membership fee.

The Kimbell Art Museum is located at 3333 Camp Bowie Boulevard. Call 817 332-8451, if you need help in getting there. Parking is free at several surrounding lots and in an underground parking area.

Annie Ambles to the Kimbell Art Museum

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