Dallas, Texas March 16, 2012—The prestigious Kimbell Art Museum has selected LevelTen Interactive, a leading interactive agency in Dallas, to design and develop its new website.
The Kimbell, often referred to as “America’s jewel box,” is recognized internationally for the architectural achievement of its building and remarkable permanent collection. Consisting of about 350 works that epitomize their eras and styles, the Museum’s collection touches on individual high points of aesthetic beauty and historical importance. Famed architect Louis I. Kahn’s original Museum building is renowned as a mecca of modern architecture that has inspired museum design around the world. A second building, designed by Pritzker Prize–winning architect Renzo Piano, is scheduled to open in 2013 and will provide space for special exhibitions, allowing the Kahn building to showcase the permanent collection. It will also feature dedicated education spaces and an approximately 300-seat auditorium.
LevelTen will work with stakeholders at the Kimbell to create a website that reflects the understated beauty and significance of the Museum’s architecture and collection, while emphasizing its accessibility and community opportunities. The new website will focus on innovative display and content delivery, user experience, and overall performance. It is expected to launch late this year, with ongoing additions coinciding with the opening of the Renzo Piano building. "We are looking forward to working with the Kimbell on this project," said Kayla Wren of LevelTen Interactive. “It's an exciting year for the museum with the construction of the new building well underway and their 40th anniversary this fall. We are excited to be a part of it!”
About Kimbell Art Museum
The Kimbell Art Museum, owned and operated by the Kimbell Art Foundation, is internationally renowned for both its collections and for its architecture. The Kimbell’s collections range in period from antiquity to the 20th century and include European masterpieces by artists such as Fra Angelico, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Poussin, Velázquez, Monet, Picasso and Matisse; important holdings of Egyptian and classical antiquities; and Asian, Mesoamerican and African art. The Museum provides an ongoing program of interpretative special exhibitions and publications. Programs and resources are available for visitors of all ages, including tours, lectures, free family days, workshops for both children and adults, and much more. Detailed information is available at www.kimbellart.org. Admission to the permanent collection is always free.