Resources Connecting to the Work of Art A common subject in Colima sculpture is the dog, one of the earliest domesticated animals. Dogs served the Colima as pets, guardians, and hunting aides. Some less fortunate canines were bred and fattened specifically as food for humans.
We envision a new horizontal extension of landscape as a unifying character of the entire Fayez S. The new ,square-foot museum building shaped by gardens of horizontal porosity is open on all sides.
A public plaza will be integrated with the new 80,square-foot Glassell School of Art.
To realize a horizontal campus unity, all parking will be below ground. Visitors arriving by car will begin the museum experience in a lower arrival hall and sculpture court, directly connected to the new lobby and the Caroline Wiess Law Building. We envision the new Brown Foundation Plaza as a space of activity, complementing these spaces of contemplation and reflection, extending the inspiring character of the new MFAH all along Montrose Street.
All the street edges of the museum building will be open and inviting, celebrating qualities of an urban campus. Seven gardens slice the perimeter, marking points of entry and punctuating the elevations. The largest garden court, at the corner of Bissonnet and Main Street, marks a central entry point on the new campus.
We envision this new ground level as an activating social space open to the community and able to stay open longer hours than the two gallery floors above. Special performances might take place in the Brown Foundation Plaza and Glassell rooftop garden.
When standing in the great new entrance lobby of the Kinder Building, one can see gardens in four directions and feel the inviting energy of a new sense of openness to the community. Concave curves, imagined from cloud circles, push down on the roof geometry, allowing natural light to slip in with precise measure and quality, perfect for top-lit galleries.
The undersides of the curved ceiling become light reflectors, catching and sliding the light across each unique gallery experience. These curved slices of light shape the gallery spaces organically in a unique way related to the organic qualities of the lush vegetation and water characterizing the new campus.
Rather than mechanical and repetitive, the light is organic and flowing, like the movement of the galleries. Organized horizontally on two levels, all galleries have natural light and are flexible with open flow.
The gallery rooms of ideal proportions are centered around an open forum.
The open flow through galleries is punctuated by views into the seven gardens with green trellises offering shade from glare. The central forum provides generous spaces for the exhibition of art and vertical circulation to the upper floors.
A stepped ramp and elevators link the lobby and gallery levels for direct access to all galleries. The original neoclassical stone building is of modest scale and integral to Hermann Park. The Law Building with the architecture of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is a subtle composition of transparent glass and steel.
Within this horizontal collection of stonesteel and glass, and stonewe envision a horizontal architecture in translucent glass. The curved glass elements will have a soft texture, alabaster-like.
At night the glowing translucent walls will be reflected in the water gardens and provide an open invitation to enter the museum. In complementary contrast, the new building will provide a strong contribution to the existing unique collection of MFAH architecture.Ewan Gibbs (b.
) has quickly become one of the most exhibited, collected, and admired artists working today. His unique visual vocabulary—self-described as "found language"—can be clearly seen in his drawings that re-create photographic images, often of major architectural landmarks worldwide.
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13 days ago · The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston recently opened the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation Center for Conservation, a new development built on top of an existing structure that serves as the museum’s parking garage and visitor center. Nov 06, · On October 25, , for our series Voices on Art, Art This Week Productions, in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, recorded this talk by David B. Warren, founding director emeritus, Bayou Bend, “Ima Hogg: The Extraordinary Cultural Patron behind the Unusual Name”.He discusses the life of Ima Hogg. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is among the 10 largest art museums in the United States, with an encyclopedic collection of more than 65, works of art.
The MFA is one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world; the collection encompasses nearly , works of art. We welcome more than one million visitors each year to experience art from ancient Egyptian to contemporary, special exhibitions, and innovative educational programs.
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