Purpose: The Kimbell Art Museum is dedicated to the education, increased enjoyment, and cultural enrichment of the public through the display and interpretation of works of art. Our knowledge and understanding of the heritage of civilization is largely dependent upon the continued survival of the kinds of art objects contained in this museum. It follows that the paramount duty of the Kimbell Art Museum is to display and interpret to present generations and preserve for future generations, the highest aspirations of past generations as represented in the works of art entrusted to its care. Scope : The Museum aims to form collections of the highest possible aesthetic quality, derived from any and all periods in man's history, and in any medium or style. The entire province of art is considered appropriate as the source. Program : Consistent with the educational, interpretive, and recreational purposes of the Kimbell Art Museum, the constant display and interpretation of its permanent art collection, plus programs of changing exhibitions, scholarly lectures and symposia, conferences of visiting scholars, continuing research in art, publications, and the encouragement of the general public's understanding and interest in art shall be undertaken. The Museum, through its staff, shall participate in all activities considered to be in furtherance of the encouragement of art.