Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth
Fort Worth , Texas
Tel: 817 332 8451
Concierge.com's insider take:
The anchor of Fort Worth's celebrated Cultural District, Louis Kahn's exquisitely proportioned 1972 building is on most short lists of the 20th century's greatest architectural achievements. A series of travertine-clad barrel vaults bathed in natural light, this sublime modern classic would be worth a visit empty. But the Kimbell's concise collection is uniformly of the highest quality, offering an art-history highlight reel of dozens of masterpieces, from Duccio's The Raising of Lazarus to Poussin's Venus and Adonis to Picasso's Woman Combing Her Hair. Classical, Asian, and pre-Columbian collections are comparably rich. In an art world coup, the museum recently acquired what is believed to be the earliest known painting by Michelangelo, The Torment of Saint Anthony, which dates from 1487-88, when the artist was only 12 or 13.
Open Tuesdays through Thursdays 10 am to 5 pm, Fridays noon to 8 pm, Saturdays 10 am to 5 pm, Sundays noon to 5 pm.