Gaze Upon Michelangelo’s First Painting at Kimbell Art Museum near Villas of Oak Hill Apartments

You have Texas power couple Kay and Velma Kimbell to thank for the Kimbell Art Museum. In the early 20th century, he was a wealthy industrialist—he owned more than 70 companies—and she was his cultured wife, a woman who deeply enjoyed art. With his money and her artistic expertise, the couple started collecting works of art in the 1930s. Rubens, Caravaggio, and El Greco were among their favorite artists. Today, you can see the once-private collection on display at the Kimbell Art Museum near Villas of Oak Hill Apartments.

The museum debuted in 1972 in order to showcase the eclectic works gathered by the Kimbells. Well-known architect Louis I. Kahn designed the building, which is as much a work of art as the masterpieces housed therein. Ask one of the amiable, knowledgeable staff members to point you toward the Kimbell Art Museum's most illustrious works, The Torment of Saint Anthony. It's Michelangelo's first painting presented to the public, and you can see it at this local museum.

Kimbell Art Museum
3333 Camp Bowie Boulevard
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 332-8451
www.kimbellart.org/index.aspx
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