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Kimbell Art Museum

The Kimbell Art Museum is located in the district of Fort Worth, Texas, USA. The museum has some wonderful collections of European, Asian and Pre Columbian works. It also hosts different art exhibitions. The museum building was designed by Louis Khan. The museum by Louis Khan has some nice aesthetic collections taken from classical based awareness of its architect.

Historical Perspective:

The Kimbell Art Museum was made in 1966 but was opened for common public in 1972. The building was one among the masterworks of architect Louis Kahn. The building was 120,000 square foot in space. The building has been made in the form of a series of spaces along with parallel barrel vaults. Interruptions and irregularies are very common between the main spaces of the building in a pattern of rhythmic variations on a theme. Initially the museum was built in the pattern of Kimbellís art collection. From then on the museum has continuously expanded acquiring some quality artworks. Recently the Kimbell Art Museumís foundation included the Renzo Piano Building Workshop.

The Museum Collections:

Though the museum is not that large; still its artwork collections are wide and varied. Among its important art collections it includes works by Caravaggio, Picasso, El Greco, Monet, Rembrandt, Rubens and Gainsborough. In the category of single paintings in the museum works by Adam Elsheimer is kept for public display. Two important paintings by Piet Mondrian depict the modern art period. Other collection includes the antiquities from classical period from Assyrian to Greek and Roman. The department of Asian collection includes jars of Neolithic China, works from Tang Song and Ming dynasties. The Japanese art collection mainly focuses on the Momoyama and Edo periods in Japan.

A detailed survey on the museum building explains that the museum can nicely be compared to perfect classics especially the Greek classics.

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