Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Kimbell Art Museum

We finally got a chance to visit the Kimbell Art Museum not long ago, and while the museum's art collection is impressive, the building itself is what really captivated us.

Louis I. Kahn designed a museum that takes advantage of the bright Texas sun, but in a way that protects the art. The natural light filtering in through plexiglass at the top of a series of concrete domes is reflected by aluminum panels onto the interior of the domes, resulting in a beautiful, diffused light that brightens the entire museum without being harmful to the art. Just incredible. It would be wonderful to have lighting like this in your home!

We had the same experience at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Sometimes the architecture is the art that steals the show at a museum.


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