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Queen Nefertari’s Egypt (Robert LaPrelle, Kimbell Art Museum)
The Kimbell Art Museum, open for business, mounts a captivating show — Queen Nefertari’s Egypt — and leaves good questions.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE A few months ago, I wrote about the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth. It’s one of my favorite museums. It’s an eccentric place, of the loftiest and most luminous kind. It’s a small collection of the best of the best in art, paintings generally but also sculpture, largely European but some antiquities. Its 300 or so objects are displayed in a Louis Kahn building — both very modern and indisputably classical — in Fort Worth.

I like Fort Worth. It’s got cultural energy and zest, with three great museums I especially recommend: the Kimbell, the Amon Carter Museum, and the


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