Cy Twombly Gallery Kimbell Art Museum, KAM Building, Renzo Piano Texas Arts development, US architecture photos
Cy Twombly Gallery at Kimbell Art Museum
KAM Building, TX, USA design by RPBW
Dec 10, 2013
Design: Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW)
Location: KAM, Texas, USA
Building at Kimbell Art Museum, Texas
The Menil Collection Cy Twombly Gallery:
Cy Twombly Gallery at Kimbell Art Museum, Texas
Commissioned by Dominique de Menil and opened in 1995, the Cy Twombly Gallery is architect Renzo Piano’s second U.S. commission (the first being the main building of the Menil Collection).
Based on an initial sketch by Twombly himself, the building features an exterior of pre-cast, scored concrete (the façade is meant to resemble stone blocks).
Turned demurely away from the street, the entrance faces a great live oak tree on the east lawn. Like the main building across the street, the Cy Twombly Gallery possesses a sophisticated roofing system of filtered glass and steel louvers.
Described by Piano as “a butterfly alighting on a firm surface,” a grid of white steel seems to float over the entire building. Throughout the 9300 square-foot interior, canvas sailcloth ceilings further modulate the Texas sun, with light playing softly on the galleries’ plaster walls and white-oak floors.
Renzo Piano Pavilion, lobby view looking east toward Kahn Building, 2013:
The original Kimbell Art Museum Building by Renzo Piano:
Kimbell Art Museum hours: Tuesday–Thursday and Saturdays, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Fridays, noon–8 p.m.; Sundays, noon–5 p.m.; closed Mondays. For general information, call 817-332-8451. Website: www.kimbellart.org. Address: 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76107.
*Admission to view the Museum’s permanent collection is always FREE.
Renzo Piano Pavilion at Kimbell Art Museum images / information from RPBW via Joel Solkoff
New Pavilion at Kimbell Art Museum architect : Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Address: Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107, United States
Phone: +1 817-332-8451
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