Have fun Valentine’s Day with Tea for Two on the Kimbell Artwork Museum all month lengthy. Guests can get pleasure from free truffles, savor tea for 2 within the Kimbell Café, or discover a good reward for somebody particular on the Museum Store. On Valentine’s Day, the Kimbell is open from midday to five p.m., with a particular members-only preview hour from 11 a.m. to midday.
The primary 250 guests on February 14 obtain a complimentary field of truffles ready by the Kimbell Café’s executive chef, Peter Kreidler. The field comprises two delectable treats—one toasted coconut and the opposite rolled in chocolate sprinkles. Truffles can be found solely whereas provides final and can be distributed within the west foyer of the Louis I. Kahn Constructing beginning at midday.
Tea for Two
Share a cup of tea with a particular somebody on the café’s afternoon tea service. Select from a number of aromatic loose-leaf teas, and luxuriate in an array of candy and savory objects, together with scones, finger sandwiches, cookies and muffins with do-it-yourself jams and salted butter. Tea service for 2 is $25 and $5 per extra teapot. Hours are 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays by way of Sundays. For extra info and a whole record of café hours, please go to kimbellart.org.
Patrons can discover distinctive and nostalgic gifts for their valentines on the Museum Store, situated within the Kahn Constructing or Renzo Piano Pavilion. A list from a favourite exhibition, an beautiful piece of bijou or a “Story of Us” journal to fill in collectively are all wonderful methods to indicate some love. Customers can even give the reward of art with a museum membership. With 12 months of free, limitless admission, particular reductions and rather more, a Kimbell membership provides loads of potential dates to cherish.
Queen Nefertari’s Egypt
Queen Nefertari’s Egypt is on view by way of March 14. Discover a outstanding love story that spans 3,000 years. Queen Nefertari, the favourite spouse of pharaoh Ramesses II, was famend for her magnificence and intelligence. The pharaoh confirmed his adoration for his beloved spouse by ordering the development of her resplendent tomb—one of many largest and most richly embellished within the Valley of the Queens. Celebrating “essentially the most lovely queen” and different girls from the New Kingdom interval, Queen Nefertari’s Egypt presents 230 objects from one of many biggest collections of Egyptian artwork on the earth.
Admission is $18 for adults, $16 for seniors and college students, and $14 for youngsters age 6–11. Admission is half-price all day on Tuesdays and after 5 p.m. on Fridays. Kimbell members and kids beneath 6 are free. Admission to the museum’s everlasting assortment is at all times free.
Kimbell Artwork Museum
The Kimbell Artwork Museum, owned and operated by the Kimbell Artwork Basis, is internationally famend for each its collections and its structure. The Kimbell’s collections vary in interval from antiquity to the twentieth century and embrace European masterpieces by artists equivalent to Fra Angelico, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Bernini, Velázquez, Monet, Cézanne, Picasso and Matisse; essential collections of Egyptian and classical antiquities; and the artwork of Asia, Africa and the Historic Americas.
The museum’s 1972 constructing, designed by the American architect Louis I. Kahn, is extensively considered one of many excellent architectural achievements of the trendy period. A second constructing, designed by world-renowned Italian architect Renzo Piano, opened in 2013 and now gives area for particular exhibitions, devoted lecture rooms and a 289-seat auditorium with wonderful acoustics for music. For extra info, go to kimbellart.org.