Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Kimbell

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Kimbell

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15), the Kimbell Art Museum will offer a selection of programs celebrating the rich cultural heritage of Latin America and Spanish-speaking communities. Visitors can participate in on-site and virtual opportunities, including drop-in art-making activities inspired by the permanent collection, a film series exploring archaeological discoveries in South and Central America, and two dual-language story times on Facebook Live.

The second edition of “Learning to Look,” the Kimbell’s free publication dedicated to young art lovers, will premiere during Hispanic Heritage Month. It will highlight an early painting by the Spanish artist Joan Miró, exploring how he used bold colors to express new ideas in his Portrait of Heriberto Casany. “Learning to Look” is offered in both Spanish and English and will be available for pick-up at the museum in fall 2021; a digital edition will be available online. Families can also sign up to join the mailing list to receive future editions: https://bit.ly/learningtolook.

Hispanic Heritage Month programming is supported by the Nuestro Kimbell committee, which advises and helps shape the Kimbell’s ongoing efforts to foster meaningful, inclusive and accessible museum experiences for all.

Hispanic Heritage Month Family Activities
SELECTED SUNDAYS, 1–3 p.m.
West Portico, Kahn Building
Free; no registration required
While supplies last

Every weekend of Hispanic Heritage Month, we will celebrate connections with artists and artworks from across the Spanish-speaking world—from ancient Mexico to modern Barcelona. Families are invited to explore gallery connections and create original artworks inspired by Kimbell masterpieces.

Patterned Pendants

SEPTEMBER 19

Our Family Table: Still-Life Paintings

SEPTEMBER 26

Totally Awesome Headdresses

OCTOBER 3

Modern Portraits with Miró

OCTOBER 10

Film Series: High Ground, Under Water: Ancient Sites in South and Central America
SELECTED SUNDAYS | 2 p.m.
Kahn Auditorium
Free; no registration required
Space is limited

Archaeologists working at ancient sites in present-day Mexico, Guatemala, Peru and Bolivia share recent findings about influential cultures that once dominated territories across South and Central America. Spectacular footage—from ceremonial centers perched high in the Andes to sacred underwater caves in the Yucatan—complements expert commentaries on the interconnectedness of humans and environment, religion and state power.

Breaking the Maya Code: Discovering Remnants of the Mayans (2007, 116 min.)

SEPTEMBER 19

Lake Titicaca, The Sea of the Tiwanaku (2016, 26 min.)
The Sacred Geography of the Incas (2018, 26 min.)

SEPTEMBER 26

The Great Maya Aquifer (2018, 58 min.)

OCTOBER 3

Maya Astrology: An Instrument of Political Power (2016, 26 min.)
Teotihuacan: The Birth of a Metropolis (2018, 26 min.)
OCTOBER 10

Pictures and Pages / Fotos y Libros
Facebook Live
Free; no registration required

Find a comfy spot and prepare to travel to another world. Join us on Facebook Live for a theatrical story time presented in English and Spanish—just for kids. Follow us on facebook.com/kimbellart.

Paletero Man, by Lucky Diaz; illustrated by Micah Player

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5 | 11 a.m.

Where Are You From?, by Yamile Saied Méndez; illustrated by Jaime Kim

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10 | 1 p.m.

 

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 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.

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Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is set to reopen to the public in June

Fort Worth, TX (May 11, 2021) — The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is excited to announce its reopening to the public on Friday, June 25. The Museum closed its doors for several months in 2020 and 2021 in response to guidance from local, state, and federal health officials, and has remained closed through the Spring due to extensive water damage from the winter storms in February. 

Museum staff is excited to unveil several new and reimagined experiences that they have been working on throughout the closure. 

This June, the Museum will launch the Current Science Studio, a brand-new 2,500 square-foot exhibit sponsored by a $255,000 grant from Facebook. Anchoring the new exhibit space will be Science On a Sphere® (SOS), a giant global display system suspended from the ceiling developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  

In addition to the Current Science Studio, the Museum will reopen the Children’s Museum, Noble Planetarium, Cattle Raisers Museum, DinoLabs, DinoDig®, and the Heritage Gallery. The Omni Theater, however, will remain closed indefinitely. 

Reopening Schedule 

Following the public reopening, the Museum will be open Friday and Saturday from 10 AM – 5 PM and Sunday from Noon – 5 PM, reserving the weekdays for the Museum’s Little Scholars Program. 

The Museum continues to take safety seriously. To protect the health of visitors and staff, the Museum will reopen in accordance with current public health and safety guidelines. Visit the Museum’s website to learn about the Museum’s updated health and safety protocols for reopening. 

To stay informed about the Museum’s upcoming programs and reopening schedule, visit the Museum’s website at www.fwmuseum.org. 

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Buddha, Shiva, Lotus, Dragon: The Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection at Asia Society

June 27–September 5, 2021

 

FORT WORTH, TX – The Kimbell Art Museum presents Buddha, Shiva, Lotus, Dragon: The Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection at Asia Society, on view June 27 through September 5, 2021. Co-organized by the American Federation of Arts and Asia Society Museum, this exhibition showcases the extraordinary range of sculptures, bronzes, ceramics and metalwork that John D. Rockefeller 3rd (1906–1978) and his wife, Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller (1909–1992), thoughtfully assembled between the 1940s and the 1970s.

With highlights including spectacular Indian Chola bronzes, impressive Southeast Asian sculptures and exquisite East Asian ceramics, the exhibition reveals great achievements in Asian art spanning more than two millennia. Comprised of masterpieces drawn from Asia Society’s permanent collection, this visually stunning presentation illuminates social and artistic histories from across Asia and underscores the visual arts’ capacity to encourage cross-cultural dialogue.

“We are thrilled to welcome this extraordinary collection to Fort Worth,” said Eric M. Lee, director of the Kimbell Art Museum. “The breadth and diversity of works representing many cultures across Asia are a testament to the Rockefellers’ vision of promoting cross-cultural understanding and respect—a charge that remains important and relevant today.”

This exhibition also represents a special opportunity for museum visitors to experience the unparalleled quality of the Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection outside its home at Asia Society Museum in New York City. In addition to investigating themes of Buddhist sculpture, Hindu sculpture and East Asian ceramics and metalwork, the show examines the Rockefellers’ connoisseurship as well as their collecting and exhibition practices in an age when political and economic circumstances shaped the reception and availability of Asian artworks in the United States.

Superlative Works on View

Buddha, Shiva, Lotus, Dragon: The Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection at Asia Society is the fifth exhibition of Asian art at the Kimbell Art Museum in the last 20 years, following the recent exhibitions From the Lands of Asia: The Sam and Myrna Myers Collection (2018) and Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection (2014).

“Every piece in the exhibition is an absolute jewel,” said Jennifer Casler Price, curator of Asian, African and Ancient American art at the Kimbell Art Museum. “This show is a wonderful opportunity to explore a concentrated and superb selection of outstanding artworks from one of the greatest collections in the world.”

“Within the range of themes, cultures, periods and styles that are represented, there is something of wonder and discovery for everyone—whether you’re familiar with Asian art or are seeing these fascinating and remarkable works for the first time,” Casler Price noted.

Emphasizing beauty, the balance between ingenuity and tradition, and an awareness of the faiths its objects represent, Buddha, Shiva, Lotus, Dragon: The Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection at Asia Society manifests the dynamic ideas and philosophies that animate the many histories of Asian art. At the same time, it attests to the Rockefellers’ vision of promoting deep cross-cultural understanding through direct encounters with astonishing works of art.

The Rockefeller 3rd Collection

When John D. Rockefeller 3rd and his wife, Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller, began collecting Asian art in the years after World War II, they chose to prioritize classical masterpieces that represented the great technical skill and creative breadth of Asian artistic practice. From the start, the couple believed that sharing this grouping of exceptional artworks with the public could act as a catalyst for increasing understanding of Asian cultures and create the foundation for future economic and sociopolitical engagement between the United States and the countries of Asia. They selected objects from across the continent—Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tibet and Vietnam—ranging from everyday food wares to imperial dining vessels and from ceremonial Buddhist statuary to private devotional Hindu sculptures. These artworks come from a range of cultural contexts and reflect the diversity of Asia and its vast artistic achievements.

Buddhist Sculpture

John D. Rockefeller 3rd was raised in homes where his mother, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, sought to recreate the atmosphere she had admired during her travels to Asia, particularly the serene balance of Buddhist temples. The opening section of the exhibition, Buddhist Sculpture, includes works that capture the beauty and compassionate ideals embodied by the Buddhist art of Asia.

Superb South Asian bronzes and stone sculptures of the ancient region of Gandhara, the Gupta period and the Pala period demonstrate styles that had a profound impact on the arts of East and Southeast Asia, as Buddhism was transmitted across the continent, from India in the south to Japan in the north, over hundreds of years. Nepalese, Sri Lankan, Thai, Cambodian, Chinese and Japanese works reflect both these stylistic traditions and transformations. A splendid stone head of a Buddha fashioned in the late second to early third century by sculptors in Gandhara is a classic example of the earliest images of the Buddha, with almost Grecian facial features that reflect Gandhara’s status as a crossroads where East met West.

Hindu Sculpture

Rockefeller was equally drawn to the sensual aesthetic of Hindu sculpture. Another section of the exhibition, Hindu Sculpture, features a number of outstanding pieces the Rockefellers acquired from India and Cambodia Among the striking selection of five Chola-period bronzes is a magnificent image of the Hindu god Shiva as Lord of the Dance (Shiva Nataraja), dating to around 970. Exemplary among several monumental Southeast Asian sculptures is a Khmer sandstone image of a four-armed Shiva that features the smooth body and fine details found in the best carved figures of the Angkor period, from the late 10th or early 11th century.

 

Ceramics and Metalwork

The collectors shared wide-ranging tastes, which the Ceramics and Metalwork section of the exhibition will reveal. Like his father, John D. Rockefeller 3rd passionately collected Chinese porcelains, particularly from the Ming dynasty (1368–1644) and the Kangxi period of the Qing dynasty (1662–1722), though the son formed a broader appreciation of East Asian ceramics than had the father. An impeccable blue-and-white 15th-century flask decorated with dragons epitomizes the finest porcelains used at the Ming court as gifts from the emperor to his attendants and to foreign rulers and dignitaries.

Demonstrating the Rockefellers’ diverse but discerning taste in Japanese ceramics, sophisticated Arita wares represent some of the most esteemed Japanese porcelains ever exported to the West, and Mino wares and Kyoto wares reflect aesthetics tied to the tea ceremony. One remarkable example, a large tea-leaf storage jar decorated with a group of crows, can be attributed to Nonomura Ninsei, one of only a handful of 17th-century potters whose name is now known.

Rounding out this section of the exhibition, a splendid Chinese bronze food vessel (gui) from the sixth century BC and an elegant seventh-to-eighth-century Tang dynasty silver stem cup represent high points of the metalworking tradition in China. These two objects reveal both local innovations and the stylistic impact of international exchange of goods and ideas, the timehonored concepts the Rockefellers endeavored to emphasize through their collecting of Asian art.

 

EXHIBITION CREDITS

This exhibition is co-organized by the American Federation of Arts and Asia Society Museum. The national tour of the exhibition is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Promotional support is provided by American Airlines, NBC 5 and PaperCity.

TICKETS

Admission to Buddha, Shiva, Lotus, Dragon: The Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection at Asia Society is $18 for adults, $16 for seniors and students, $14 for ages 6–11, and free for children under 6. Admission is half-price all day on Tuesdays and after 5 p.m. on Fridays. Tickets are $3 for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients and all family members present with a valid SNAP Card. Additional discounts do not apply. Reduced admission tickets are available with valid ID exclusively at the museum box office. Tickets are available at the museum box office and on the museum’s website, kimbellart.org.

 

CATALOGUE

A fully illustrated catalogue written by Adriana Proser, the Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Quincy Scott Curator of Asian Art at the Walters Art Museum and the former John H. Foster Curator for Traditional Asian Art at Asia Society Museum, will accompany the exhibition. The catalogue is available for $50 in hardcover at the Museum Shops or online at kimbellart.org.

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MUSEUM CONNECTS COMMUNITY TO THE 51ST ANNIVERSARY OF EARTH DAY WITH A FULL WEEK OF EARTH-THEMED PROGRAMMING

The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History invites you to celebrate Earth Week by learning about the world around you! The Museum will bring together educators, scientists, and local partners to celebrate Earth Week, providing hands-on experiments, live demonstrations, and interactive lessons.

“Earth Week gives people all over the world a time to think about how we all do our part to take care of the planet,” said Dr. Doug Roberts, the Museum’s Chief Public Engagement Officer.

From April 19 – April 25, participants will be able to learn all about the environment through a series of pre-recorded Earth-themed videos, engage with live events on the Museum’s Facebook page, and compete in the Museum’s first-ever Earth Week Scavenger Hunt for a chance to win prizes from the Museum, Tarrant Regional Water District, and other local partners.

Here are just a few of the experiences planned for Earth Week:

  • Bob the Turtle: Learn all about this legendary snapping turtle that is the unofficial mascot of the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.
  • Lights Out Texas: Find out how dimming the lights in our largest cities helps migrating birds stay on the correct path.
  • Snakes: These fascinating animals frequently get a bad reputation. Learn why snakes are an important part of our environment and help keep things in a healthy balance.
  • Birdwatching and Feeding: Presented by Log Cabin Village
  • Earth Week Scavenger Hunt in partnership with Tarrant Regional Water District
  • A collection of pre-recorded videos created by the Museum’s education team and local students.
  • And more!

 

How to stay involved:

We invite you to help support our mission and stay connected with the Museum:

· Let us know what type of Earth Week content you would like to see by taking this 1-minute survey.
· Support our mission by donating to the Museum.
· Connect to the Museum’s social media pages to follow our Earth Week updates. Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

To learn more about Earth Week 2021 and view the complete Earth Week schedule, visit: www.fwmuseum.org/earth-day-2021. Two of the live Earth Week programs include materials kits. To register for your materials kit, visit: form.jotform.com/210626340185954.

Earth Week 2021 is part of the Museum’s hybrid programming model, combining in-person learning opportunities and special events with digital community-based experiences. To learn more about the Museum’s upcoming schedule of programs, visit www.fwmuseum.org/explore/upcoming-events.

Earth Week 2021 is generously supported by Central Market and the Tarrant Regional Water District.

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Join the Kimbell Art Museum for a bilingual story time that introduces young minds to the magic of storytelling and the different ways that art inspires us! Virtual Pictures and Pages/Fotos y Libros explores connections with featured children’s books and artworks from the Kimbell’s collection, with warm-up activities and related art projects. Presented in both English and Spanish by Kimbell educator Asami Robledo-Allen Yamamoto, this fun and interactive series promotes creativity, listening skills and language development. Sessions are broadcast on Facebook Live on select Tuesdays each month; no reservations required.

Virtual Pictures and Pages/Fotos y Libros is supported by the Nuestro Kimbell committee, which advises and helps shape the Kimbell’s ongoing efforts to foster meaningful, inclusive and accessible museum experiences for all.

 

2021 SPRING/SUMMER SCHEDULE

April 6

The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family/El azul mas orgulloso: Una historia de Hijab y familia by Ibtihaj Muhammad and S.K. Ali; illustrated by Hatem Aly

Asiya’s hijab is like the ocean and the sky, no line between them, saying hello with a loud wave. Co-authored by Olympic medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad, this inspiring story about the first day of school explores new experiences and unbreakable family bonds.

May 4

Drawn Together/Juntos Dibujamos by Minh Lê; illustrated by Dan Santat

Sometimes words are not necessary to find common ground. This beautifully illustrated picture book explores what happens when art and storytelling bring people together.

June 1

Bunnybear/Conejitozo by Andrea J. Loney; illustrated by Carmen Saldaña

Bunnybear is a bear on the outside, but he feels like a bunny on the inside. This sweet story about friendship and acceptance celebrates the importance of staying true to oneself.

July 6

La Frontera: My Journey with Papa/La frontera: El viaje con papá by Alfredo Alva and Deborah Mills; illustrated by Claudia Navarro

Home is where the heart is. Snuggle up with a loved one for this true story about a family’s journey and the challenges they overcame together.

August 3

When Sadness Is at Your Door/Cuando la tristeza llega a tu puerta illustrated and written by Eva Eland

Feeling blue? It’s OK to not be OK. This thoughtful book gives a shape and face to a sometimes-scary emotion and offers different ways to navigate new feelings.

All dates and details are subject to change. For more information, visit kimbellart.org.

 

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. to 5 p.m.; Fridays, noon to 8 p.m.; Sundays, noon to 5 p.m.; closed Mondays. For general information, call 817-332-8451.

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Spring Break Art Extravaganza at the Kimbell

Spring Break Art Extravaganza at the Kimbell

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.

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  Galleries  

  Special Events 

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Simone! Jade! MyKayla! Jordan! Grace! Simone Biles and Teammates Headline Athleta Presents Gold Over America Tour Landing in Fort Worth on OctoberFRISCO, TX (August 19, 2021) – Straight from the world stage, the best gymnasts in the U.S. featuring the most decorated...

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