In January 2015, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, revealed plans for the redevelopment of its 14-acre campus, including a unifying master plan; a 164,000-square-foot-building for 20th- and 21st-century art; a new, 80,000-square-foot home for the Glassell School of Art, and a new center for conservation. The project – supported by a $450 million capital and endowment campaign and slated for completion in 2019 – will transform not only the museum, but also the surrounding neighborhood, by relocating neighborhood parking underground, and enhancing the pedestrian experience of this cultural hub.
The Kinders committed a principal gift of $50 million and, in recognition of their gift, the new gallery building dedicated to 20th- and 21st-century art will be named the Nancy and Rich Kinder Building.
“This is the most exciting single project in the history of the Museum, not only marking the completion of the campus but also the Museum for years to come,” said Rich Kinder, Chairman of the Museum’s board of trustees and of its long-range planning committee and Chairman of the Kinder Foundation.
In October 2015, the museum broke ground on the campus and the Glassell School of Art. Read more.mfah.org