Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas

Your need-to-know basics on this season’s spate of new and expanding American museums 

VENUE: Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas
SUBJECT: Art from ancient Greece to modern Mondrian
IN 21 WORDS OR LESS: This winter, the classic Louis Kahn gallery will get an addition by star-chitect Renzo Piano, a second gallery for temporary exhibits. kimbellart.org


VENUE: The Briscoe Western Art Museum, San Antonio
SUBJECT: Art and artifacts of the American West
IN 21 words or less: On the River Walk in a renovated 1930 library, nine galleries exhibit everything from Frederic Remington sculptures to Pancho Villa’s saddle. briscoemuseum.org


VENUE: Pérez Art Museum, Miami
SUBJECT: Modern and contemporary art from Atlantic Rim cultures
IN 21 WORDS OR LESS: Opening December 4, in time for Art Basel, the Pérez anchors 29-acre Museum Park in a Herzog & de Meuron building. pamm.org


VENUE: Benjamin Franklin Museum, Philadelphia
SUBJECT: Founding father, writer, and inventor Ben Franklin
IN 21 WORDS OR LESS: This new attraction in Independence National Historical Park brings Franklin to life via animation and interactive exhibits. nps.gov/inde