The Kimbell hosts its first loan exhibition, "Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Paintings from the U.S.S.R."
Not long after it opened, the Kimbell began a program of loan exhibitions to bring to the Southwest art that would otherwise be unavailable to the public. The first of these exhibits was Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Paintings from the U.S.S.R. It marked the first time many of the included works had traveled outside of the Soviet Union and was a great popular success, drawing record crowds from a five-state regional audience.
Caption: A banner in downtown Fort Worth advertises the Kimbell’s first exhibition, 1973