4 Salvaged Boxes: Sustainable Creative Design

October 10 - February 21, 2010

Tyler Museum of Art

1300 S Mahon Avenue, Tyler, TX 75701 Get directions

903-595-1001

[As featured in our Fall Preview 2009]: This is a traveling show from wHY ARCHITECTURE, the firm that is designing the Tyler Museum’s new building. They’re shooting for LEED certification,
which wHY recently pulled off with the Grand Rapids Art Museum. If they
get it, Tyler will be the first museum in Texas to be LEED-certified
and one of only a handful of museums in the country with the demanding
environmental rating. Kulapat Yantrasast, the "Y" in wHY (which stands
for Workshop Hakomori Yantrasast), was a project architect on the Tadao
Ando-designed Fort Worth Modern Art Museum, so we can hope to see
something equally great in Tyler. As for this exhibit, the four boxes
of the show’s title are each "cabinets of curiosities" salvaged from
the Grand Rapids project, and designed to "tell the story of
sustainable design." Looks like Tyler is singlehandedly keeping the
flame of cool new museum architecture in Texas alive.

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