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.|
|Saturday||10 a.m.–5 p.m.|
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