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PHOTOS: An Early Look At Kimbell’s Piano Pavilion

The Kimbell Art Museum is still a little over two months away from unveiling its new addition designed by architect Renzo Piano. But this week, the museum removed the fences hiding the project from the street to shoot architectural photos of the new space.

When the Piano Pavilion opens Nov. 27, it will provide the Kimbell with another 16,000 square feet of gallery space, classrooms and a theater.

“The Piano building echoes the Kahn building in many ways,” Kimbell director Eric Lee said when asked about the similarities between the museum’s Louis Kahn-designed home and its new space. “And I think it walks this very fine line between being differential to the Kahn building but being a strong building in and of itself.”

Below is a video the Kimbell produced showing how the walls of the Piano Pavilion were constructed: