RIchard Fargo Brown was appointed the first director of the Kimbell Art Museum in 1966, and soon hired Louis Kahn to build the museum in Fort Worth, Texas. The building was completed in 1972, with August Komendant as a consulting engineer, Preston Green as associate architect, and Harriet Pattison as landscape architect. The museum is one of Kahn's most famous works, and was awarded the AIA 25 year award in 1998.
This collection comprises design and presentation drawings (34 originals and 6 rendered prints) for the Kimbell Art Museum. Twelve drawings in the collection have been identified as sketches by Louis Kahn.