The Kimbell Art Museum Recognized for Outstanding Global Impact and Contribution to Fort Worth

Fort Worth, Texas — On Thursday, November 11, the Kimbell Art Museum received the 2021 Fort Worth Sister Cities International Global Nexus International Award at the Mayor’s International Dinner and Global Awards. The Global Nexus Award is given annually “to recognize organizations that have made a significant contribution to global understanding, global political stability, and international trade or cooperative efforts to solve international health, economic, social or environmental problems. “, according to event website.

“Throughout our nearly 50-year history, the Kimbell has served as a nexus for international collaboration, dialogue and understanding,” said Eric M. Lee, director of the Kimbell Art Museum. “Our famous permanent collection, iconic architecture, and exciting international exhibits allow us to connect and strengthen relationships around the world, providing a bridge between Fort Worth and the world.”

The Kimbell’s permanent collection and critically acclaimed exhibitions provide visitors with unprecedented opportunities to explore different perspectives and cultures through paintings, sculptures and other works of art of the highest quality and excellence. exceptional. The two buildings by architects Louis I. Kahn and Renzo Piano make the Kimbell a destination of choice for architects and architecture enthusiasts around the world.

Education and outreach programs encourage visitors to connect with artistic traditions representing diverse cultures, religions and histories, while promoting dialogue and creative expression.

As the Kimbell approaches its 50th anniversary, it celebrates its history of international collaboration and looks forward to continuing its efforts to connect communities at home and abroad through the inspiring power of art.

“We are delighted to recognize the significant international reach of the Kimbell Art Museum. Their connections around the world bring positive attention to Fort Worth, creating a healthier community for all of us,” commented Becky Renfro Borbolla, President of Fort Worth Sister Cities.

About the Kimbell Art Museum

The Kimbell Art Museum, owned and operated by the Kimbell Art Foundation, is internationally recognized for its collections and architecture. The Kimbell’s collections range from antiquity to the 20th century and include European masterpieces by artists such as Fra Angelico, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Bernini, Velázquez, Vigée Le Brun, Monet, Cézanne, Picasso and Matisse ; important collections of Egyptian and classical antiquities; and the art of ancient Asia, Africa and the Americas.

The museum’s 1972 building, designed by American architect Louis I. Kahn, is widely regarded as one of the outstanding architectural achievements of the modern era. A second building, designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano, opened in 2013 and now offers space for special exhibitions, dedicated classrooms and a 289-seat auditorium with excellent acoustics for music. For more information, visit kimbellart.org.

Mildred D. Field