One of the art world’s major treasures is as close as Fort Worth, and it is the ideal place to take the seniors in your life for a leisurely day. The Kimbell Art Museum is home to an incomparable array of masterpieces in its permanent collection and featured exhibitions. Some of the renowned works include one of Picasso’s boldest paintings, an exceptional Cezanne landscape and Michelangelo’s The Torment of Saint Anthony, which is believed to be the artist’s first known painting. In addition, seniors will marvel at the Kimbell’s vast Pre-Columbian, African, Asian and Antiquities collections.
Of particular interest to seniors who appreciate fine art is the current exhibition, The Age of Picasso and Matisse: Modern Masters from the Art Institute of Chicago, now through February 16.
When the Art Institute of Chicago first premiered the exhibition in 1913, it was one of the most celebrated displays of modern art ever assembled, with over 1,300 works by 300 European artists who were then revolutionizing the art world with their bold new style. The Kimbell’s exhibition features 100 legendary works from that event.
Following immediately after this exhibition is the chance to travel back to long-ago Japan when Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection arrives February 16, 2014 and extends through August 17, 2014. The intricately crafted full ceremonial and battle regalia worn by the Japanese military elite is a sight to behold. Samurai is also the first opportunity to view the newly opened Renzo Piano pavilion, a breathtaking addition of glass, concrete and wood built to meet the museum’s expanding needs for more gallery space.
Getting around the Kimbell is quite easy for seniors. Most areas are accessible to wheelchairs and those with restricted mobility. A limited number of wheelchairs are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. There are numerous benches, assistive listening devices and large print booklets available for a more pleasant experience.
What better way to round out this remarkable experience than The Buffet at the Kimbell, which offers a delicious selection of items that cater to a broad range of tastes. Specialties include soups, quiches and sandwiches at very reasonable prices.
It is always free to view the Kimbell Museum’s permanent collections. For special exhibitions, the admission price for seniors 60 and over is $16; other adults are $18. The museum is open Tuesday through Thursday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday from noon to 8 p.m.; Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. It is closed on Mondays.
The Kimbell Art Museum is located at 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd. in Fort Worth. For more information on the museum, visit www.kimbellart.org or call 817-332-8451.
Homecare Assistance Fort Worth caregivers are more than happy to arrange and bring seniors to The Kimbell Art Museum and other cultural attractions in the Fort Worth and Dallas area. Let us create an enjoyable, memorable experience for your senior. We also offer abundant in-home care options and activities that will brighten their day.
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