Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas began as the private collection of Kay and Velma Kimbell as well as Dr. and Mrs. Coleman Carter, Kay’s sister. The four friends established The Kimbell Art Foundation in 1936 and collected mostly French and British portraits of the 18th and 19th centuries.
At the time of Mr. Kimbell’s death in 1964, the foundation had amassed 260 paintings and 86 other pieces of art. The Kimbell estate was willed to the foundation with the clear instruction to start a museum to bring art to Fort. Worth and the State of Texas. Velma donated her half of the estate to the foundation as well a week after Kay’s death.
Things to Do in Fort Worth, TX: Kimbell Art Museum
- Overview, Photo: Kimbell Art Museum
- Collections, Photo: Kimbell Art Museum
- Exhibitions, Photo: Kimbell Art Museum
- Educational Opportunities, Photo: hakase420/stock.adobe.com
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