Catherine D. Anspon | Photos by Kimbell Art Museum Piano Pavilion, rendering of the north façade. Photo © 2012 Visual Immersion, LLC.
- November 25, 2013
Wednesday, November 27, is the day when we’ll witness part two of a worldwide architectural story that began in 1972 with the opening of Louis Kahn’s immortal Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth — a concrete, travertine and glass masterpiece for the ages. With the unveiling of the Piano Pavilion at the Kimbell, another architect has dared challenge Kahn — Genoa-, Paris- and NYC-based Renzo Piano Building Workshop, in association with executive architectural firm Kendall/Heaton Associates, Inc., of Houston. On Tuesday, November 19, 7 pm, hear Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano himself speak, in a free public conversation at the Will Rogers Memorial Center Auditorium, across from his new pavilion. Piano will divulge details of his practice and reveal true tales from the building of his Kimbell addition, which features a 19,200-square-foot green berm for strolling, reorients the museum entrance to the west (in keeping with Kahn’s original vision) and serves as a sanctuary for the Kimbell’s exquisite holdings of Asian, African and Pre-Columbian art. For additional happenings, programs and musical performances around the opening, visit kimbellart.org.