I realized that I had been to see my cousins, H and M, many times, and they live just outside Fort Worth, but I had never visited the Kimbell Art Museum, designed by the American architect Louis Kahn (widely regarded as one of the outstanding architectural achievements of the modern era. [The Kimbell Art Museum] is especially noted for the wash of silvery natural light across its vaulted gallery ceilings.) Plus, after many years of trying to decide how to double the size of the museum, the renowned Italian architect Renzo Piano was chosen to design a companion building, which opened November, 20131. Here is the model, Kahn’s building on the left, Piano’s on the right:
Can’t see much from what used to be the entrance (now facing the addition with the new entrance on what used to be the back, seemingly an afterthought from the parking lot), as there are so many trees. Hard to get a good photo without a helicopter. Photo of me and H by the previous front.
The overhang on Piano’s building. And the way he inset the entry mat and air vent with the glass entry walls and door stop.
The artists include Bellini, Bernini, Boucher, Braque, Caravaggio, Cézanne, Corot, Courbet, Cranach – Lucas the Elder, Degas, Donatello, El Greco, Fra Angelico, Fragonard, Gainsborough, Gauguin, Goya, Frans Hals, Léger, Maillol, Manet, Matisse, Michelangelo, Miró, Mondrian, Monet, Munch, Noguchi, Picasso, Pissarro, Rembrandt, Reynolds, Rubens, Sisley, Tiepolo, Tintoretto, Titian,Turner, Velázquez, and Watteau.1