004. MFAH

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Audrey Jones Beck Building), 2000, architect Rafael Moneo, 5601 Main St., Museum District. In 2000, the Museum of Fine Arts opened a separate three-story building across the street from its original museum building on Bissonnet St. The new Beck Building on Main St. was designed by Spanish architect Rafael Moneo, who received the coveted Pritzker Prize in 1996. Connecting the two buildings is a large underground tunnel, which features James Turrell's alluring installation "The Light Inside". The Beck Building provides the museum with almost 200,000 square feet of new space, making possible the exhibition of large traveling blockbuster shows.

also by Kelly Klaasmeyer

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