Art Dirt: Our Thoughts on The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s New Kinder Building

by Glasstire November 22, 2020
Museum of Fine Arts Houston Kinder Building

The exterior of the MFAH’s new Kinder Building

Christina Rees and Brandon Zech talk about the opening of the MFAH’s landmark new building for modern and contemporary art. To see a walkthrough of the building, please go here.

“My overall impression is that this building is good for Houston, good for the art, good for the MFAH of course, and it’s great for art lovers. And right now, it’s even good for Texas and Houston artists because there is quite a bit of Texas and Houston art inside this building.”

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Robert Boyd November 22, 2020 - 16:20

Hey Christina and Brandon,
I liked your description of the art in the new Kinder building. But you made one error. In the Latin American collection, Brandoned mentioned that there was a lot of Equadorian art. I didn’t see any Equadorian artworks (although with a collection this large, I may have missed a few). But what they do have is an amazing collection of Uruguayan art, particular Constructivist art. This all comes down from one artist, Joaquín Torres-García, who changed the direction of art in his country. It is amazing how many interesting artists that this tiny country produced, and how many of their works are now in Houston. (Uruguay has the smallest population of any continental Latin American country.)


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