The Kimbell Art Museum invites families and art lovers of all ages to a free week-long celebration of creativity, storytelling, movement and more. From Monday, March 15, to Friday, March 19, the virtual Spring Break Art Extravaganza offers imaginative fun for curious spring breakers to enjoy from home.
Partnering with locally and nationally recognized artists and organizations, the Kimbell has prepared a lineup of exciting activities and performances inspired by the museum’s permanent collection. Each day will feature art-making guides, live family programming and engaging videos created by guest artists. Reservations are only required for selected art-making sessions, and Facebook Live story times are presented in both English and Spanish. Participants can sign up to receive free art kits while supplies last. Visit kimbellart.org/springbreak for more details.
Monday, March 15: Artful Animals
Paws, tails, wings and spots—today focuses on favorites from the animal kingdom! Warm up with sketching, follow a step-by-step video about painting fantastic creatures, gather around for a special story time starring one very loyal dog and more.
Tuesday, March 16: All About Lines!
Get inspired by the many wondrous possibilities of lines! Sign up for a two-hour needleworking class with Dallas-based artists from Oil and Cotton, watch how artist Jared Chapman combines shapes to create wacky characters, and don’t miss a delightful Facebook Live story time.
Wednesday, March 17: Faces
Nose around and focus those eyes—today is all about faces! Guest artist Nick Parker shares his tips for drawing faces, actor Kent Williams introduces kids to Kabuki theater, and an ancient sculpture from Nigeria inspires some art-making ideas.
Thursday, March 18: Finders-Makers
Calling all adventurers for a day of fresh discoveries! Experience the storytelling magic of stilt dancing performed by Amphibian Stage Tad-Poles, embark on a texture scavenger hunt, and sign up to model clay with Dallas-based artists from Oil and Cotton.
Friday, March 19: Families
The last day of the extravaganza celebrates families of all kinds! Monkey around with some playful primates from a Japanese landscape painting, discover the work of New York-based artist-illustrator Xindi Yan, and practice the art of Tai Chi with a loved one.
Youth education programs are supported by the Lowe Foundation Endowment for Kimbell Kids and a grant from the Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation.
About the Kimbell Art Museum
The Kimbell Art Museum, owned and operated by the Kimbell Art Foundation, is internationally renowned for both its collections and its architecture. The Kimbell’s collections range in period from antiquity to the 20th century and include European masterpieces by artists such as Fra Angelico, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Bernini, Velázquez, Monet, Cézanne, Picasso and Matisse; important collections of Egyptian and classical antiquities; and the art of Asia, Africa and the Ancient Americas.
The museum’s 1972 building, designed by the American architect Louis I. Kahn, is widely regarded as one of the outstanding architectural achievements of the modern era. A second building, designed by world-renowned Italian architect Renzo Piano, opened in 2013 and now provides space for special exhibitions, dedicated classrooms and a 289-seat auditorium with excellent acoustics for music. For more information, visit kimbellart.org.
Admission to the museum’s permanent collection is always free. Museum hours are Tuesdays through Thursdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Fridays, noon–8 p.m.; Sundays, noon–5 p.m.; closed Mondays. For general information, call 817-332-8451.