Kimbell debuts Impressionism exhibition

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Posted on March 11, 2012 at 7:55 PM

Updated Sunday, Mar 11 at 7:55 PM

FORT WORTH — Sunday morning's gloomy weather made it a perfect day to take in some culture in Fort Worth.

The Kimbell Art Museum unveiled its new Age of Impressionism exhibit, offering 73 French masterpieces to visitors.

Among the paintings are 21 by Renoir, six by Monet, and other familiar pieces from the Impressionist era.

The Kimbell is the only U.S. stop for this international tour of the collection from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute of Massachusetts.

The new exhibit was a big draw for people like Teresa Hoppe spending their Sunday at the Kimbell. "We came from New York City," she said. "We thought we were leaving behind great museums, but Fort Worth has a great cultural center right here. We are really happy, and I think it's wonderful they are doing this for the community."

The Kimbell let the first 101 people in line in for free on Sunday, and the Hoppes snagged the last free tickets.

The Age of Impressionism exhibition continues at the Kimbell through June 17. Tickets are $14 for adults, half-price on Tuesdays and on Friday evenings from 5 to 8 p.m. The museum is closed on Mondays.

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