View World-Class Works of Art at the Kimbell Art Museum
August 9, 2016 | admin
Many of the finest small art museums in the country started as private collections, as Americans who did well in the boom times of the 20th century invested in art and then decided to share it with the world. Fort Worth businessman Kay Kimbell was one of Texas’s most successful industrialists, owning over 70 companies. His wife, Velma, had an interest in art, and the pair began accumulating a collection in the 1930s that boasted works by luminaries including El Greco, Caravaggio and Rubens.
One of the collection’s most astounding works is The Torment Of Saint Anthony, the very first known painting by Michelangelo. The museum itself was opened in 1972, designed by renowned architect Louis I. Kahn. It’s an incredible place to go and commune with world-class works of art in an intimate setting. The staff are well-informed and friendly and the museum hosts a variety of educational events every year. Fort Worth art lovers should check out the Kimbell Art Museum, a world class collection just a short trip from Enclave at Westport.