The announcement: Some very wealthy people made some very generous donations that will allow the Museum of Fine Arts Houston to expand dramatically. It will create, essentially, a new campus on the 1000 block of Bissonnet, with the (via Houston Chronicle) “north side as a pedestrian-friendly cultural hub with a lively landscape, two distinctive new buildings, ample underground parking and smooth circulation patterns for vehicles and people.”
The new campus will be called the Fayez S. Sarofim Campus; the project architect is Steven Holl Architects (known for Simmons Hall at MIT and the Bloch Building addition to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri.) There will be a new Glassell School of Art building. And “a block farther east, a new state-of-the-art conservation center by Lake|Flato Architects will rise two stories above the existing parking garage.” The museum has not yet named a landscape architect.
also by Christina Rees
- Misty Keasler's 'Haunt' at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth - September 26th, 2017
- Tom Sachs at the Nasher Sculpture Center - September 19th, 2017
- Ray Harryhausen's Singular Movie Magic - September 3rd, 2017
- Artists, Self-Sabotage, Integrity, and Selling Out - August 20th, 2017
- Juan Mora: Culture Clash - August 1st, 2017