Kimbell Art Museum

  based on 2 reviews   write a review

3333 Camp Bowie Boulevard, Fort Worth, TX, USA
(817) 332-8451

Kimbell Art Museum Fort Worth Reviews

esterrene esterrene
189 reviews
Kimbell Art Museum Aug 07, 2011
Kimbell Art Museum is located in Fort Worth's Cultural District and is a short walk across the street from the Modern Art Museum.

The permanent art collection is always free to visitors and can be described as a cohesive mix of classical sculpture, medieval christian paintings, Dutch, Italian and French Masters with a few Impressionists and a small side of African sculpture.

The museum was very popular when I went. Loads of people standing around one piece or another. The entire collection was displayed in a grand room divided with transportable walls. the entire space felt light and airy.

While the permanent collection is free all week long, the special exhibition are NOT. General Admission for the special exhibitions are $8. Discounts for students. Tuesdays and Fridays (5-8) are Half price.

These special collections are also very popular. If your not a fan of crowds I suggest coming on a weekday instead of the weekend. Still very enjoyable, but the crowds can make it a bit more difficult to move more fluidly in the gallery space.

Photography is allowed in the museum, but only without flash and only of the permanent collection

also the museum does not allow impromptu lectures to others about art... :P
Museum entrance - doesn't look lik…
I was lucky to catch the center ga…
this was supposedly part of a stat…
2 / 2 TravBuddies found this review helpful/trustworthy
Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!
williamsworld williams…
285 reviews
Culture for free Jun 20, 2009
Where there is beautiful and great art, there is beautiful and great food! I do enjoy checking out museum restaurants for their creative menus and the occasional unusual offerings. Although most of the museum cafe menus are tantalizing, the prices are usually pretty high. In the case of the Kimbell, they have a lovely little buffet at a great price.

The museum has a small collection of European, Egyptian, Asian and African art housed in a beautiful modern building. The collection is only about 350 pieces, so in that regard it is a quick trip to the museum.

On the other hand, they have quite grand exhibitions that vary in subject and time periods so you can easily spend half the day there. No matter what you go to see, you should stop off for lunch in the restaurant. They serve lunch everyday except Monday as they are closed. They also offer a dinner buffet on Friday evenings. If you miss the lunch time or dinner, they also serve desserts and drinks in the afternoons. When you arrive a the museum, head up the stairs to the right and the restaurant is at the top of the stairs. It’s a nice open area with great natural light. They have small bistro tables and chairs with a casual, yet upscale atmosphere.

After you get a table, head to the small buffet area and get in line. The first time I went I thought that it was going to be a mediocre experience and I was pleasantly shocked when I saw all the options!

With the lunch, it’s a surprising variety of wonderful salads, sandwiches and quiche. The menu varies slightly with seasonal ingredients and everything is fresh. This isn’t the “American” version of a buffet with a ridiculous amount of options. This is a tasteful variety to choose from. If you want one of each, no problem! My friend got the half sandwich, a slice of quiche and fruit salad and it’s under $10.00 per person! Once you get your meal, they have a separate area with beverages including coffee, hot tea, iced tea and lemonade. All of the beverages are perfect and they have a nice area set up with all the sugar, creamer and lemon. I plan on going for dinner on a Friday evening to check it out as I am sure it’s just as tasty with a reasonable price.

As a side note, if you like a museum near you and plan on going a couple of times a year (or need an excuse to do so), get a membership. Many times they will give you a discount on the gift shop and/or restaurant.

I know I talked alot about the food, but the art is great as well. It is a good place to hang out and share some thought of the art with some real people.
The Kimbell
Some of the art
The hall of the Kimbell
The fountain
2 / 2 TravBuddies found this review helpful/trustworthy

Related Travel Blogs About Kimbell Art Museum

Modern Art Museum and the Kimbell Art Museum
Padre and I stopped in Weatherford, TX for the weekend and I decided to take advantage of the free time to explore a couple of art museums in Fort Worth's Cultural District! The cultural district is…Fort Worth's Cultural District! The cultural district is a little area filled with museums and the well loved Botanical Gardens. i wished I had the time to visit…

Check Fort Worth Hotel Deals

Kimbell Art Museum Map
2 reviews
1 review - $144
Fort Worth
photo by: chiyeh