While you can only enjoy the lake or beach, especially for swimming, in the summertime when the weather is warm, museums can be enjoyed year-round. Here at Dr. Huffstutler’s Fort Worth office, we enjoy informing our patients about things that they can enjoy doing in the community. Visiting museums is one of them, and Fort Worth has several of those to choose from. Today we are highlighting the Kimbell Art Museum.
About the Museum
While larger and older museums tend to collect large bodies of work to display, the Kimbell is more about quality than quantity. Their collection features fewer than 350 works of art, but the quality and importance of each work is extraordinary. Its holdings range from the third millennium B.C. to the mid-20th century and include major works by Bernini, Caravaggio, Cézanne, Duccio, Fra Angelico, Goya, Monet, Mondrian, Matisse, Picasso, Poussin, Rembrandt, and Velázquez. As well as European art, the collection comprises Asian and non-Western art. The collection extends to the mid-20th century where the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth begins. The Amon Carter Museum features American art.
Antiquities: range from the Egyptian Old Kingdom of the third millennium B.C. through ancient Assyria, Greece, and Rome, and to the Early Christian Church in the fifth century.
European Art: Is remarkably rich in works of the Italian Renaissance, although its fullest and most celebrated holdings are in Italian, French, Spanish, Dutch, and Flemish works of the 17th century.
Asian Art: Comprises sculptures, paintings, bronzes, ceramics, and works of decorative art from China, Korea, Japan, India, Nepal, Tibet, Cambodia, and Thailand.
Precolumbian Art: Represented by Maya works in ceramic, stone, shell, and jade; Olmec, Zapotec, and Aztec sculpture; and pieces from the Conte and Wari cultures.
African and Oceanic Art: Consists primarily of bronze, wood, and terracotta sculpture from West and Central Africa, including examples from Nigeria, Angola, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Oceanic art is represented by a Maori figure.