Texas’s Art Oasis: The Modern and the Kimbell in Fort Worth

The Anger of Achilles, 1819, by Jacques-Louis David. Oil on canvas. (Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas)
Two beautiful museum buildings show old and new seamlessly.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T here’s an oasis in the Texas plains, an unexpected patch of beauty that quenches a thirst for reflection, peace, and marvel. Together in Fort Worth, the Kimbell Art Museum and the city’s Modern Art Museum offer gorgeous architecture and art, the best of their kind, sitting more or less side by side.

In late June, I wrote about the Capodimonte show at the Kimbell, but I did visit The Modern the same day. Why did so much great art and such distinguished buildings land in Fort Worth, a medium-size ranching and oil town? Because the locals could pull it off, first

(Courtesy of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth)

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