The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston recently revealed plans for updated its 14-acre campus. The project, announced in January, includes 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, a new center for conservation and a unifying master plan to tie the entire campus together. The project – supported by a $450-milion 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.
Rich Kinder, who serves as the chairman of the Museum’s board of trustees and of its long-range planning committee, said, “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.”
The new gallery will be named the Nancy and Rich Kinder Building in honor of the Kinder Foundation’s principal gift of $50 million.
You can learn more about the project from Houston Public Media’s news story.