Archinect - News 2017-10-20T01:07:29-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150026573/post-harvey-houston-reopens-its-museums Post-Harvey Houston reopens its museums Alexander Walter 2017-09-06T14:22:00-04:00 >2017-09-06T14:24:39-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6p/6plvdzj4c6ujxhms.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6p/6plvdzj4c6ujxhms.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6p/6plvdzj4c6ujxhms.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6p/6plvdzj4c6ujxhms.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>As aid workers and Texans begin to take stock of the destruction wrought by Hurricane Harvey, museums across Houston, the fourth biggest city in the country and one of the areas hardest hit by the storm, are starting to reopen. Gary Tinterow, the director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), announced Friday that the institution would partially reopen on Tuesday 5 September with free admission through Thursday, 7 September. He offered the museum &ldquo;as a place for reflection and renewal.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>While a leisurely visit to the museum may not be on the minds&nbsp;right now of Houston residents hit the hardest by <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1001165/hurricane-harvey" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hurricane Harvey</a>, reopening its cultural institutions is an important first step for the city to start the long process of recovery and breathe new life into the civic spirit.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/118443491/more-details-on-the-museum-of-fine-arts-houston-campus-expansion More details on the Museum of Fine Arts Houston campus expansion Justine Testado 2015-01-16T10:11:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T23:54:35-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qr/qr5r0slu0kcxgroz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qr/qr5r0slu0kcxgroz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qr/qr5r0slu0kcxgroz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qr/qr5r0slu0kcxgroz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118277129/museum-of-fine-arts-houston-unveils-its-steven-holl-designed-450m-expansion-plan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Earlier this week</a>, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston revealed the design of its upcoming $450 million Fayez S. Sarofim Campus. As a milestone in the institution's 90-year history, the 14-acre redevelopment will transform the MFAH and its surrounding neighborhood the city's effort to improve the pedestrian experience. The redevelopment will be integrated among historical buildings created by William Ward Watkin, Mies van der Rohe, and Rafael Moneo, and an Isamu Noguchi-designed sculpture garden.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1m/1m3lsxs03zel7ey6.jpg"></p><p>The 14-acre expansion will consist of three new buildings. Steven Holl Architects will design the Nancy and Rich Kinder Building for 20th and 21st-century art as well as the new Glassell School of Art. Lake|Flato Architects will design the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation Center for Conservation. A landscape architect is yet to be appointed.</p><p>Check out some details on each building below:</p><p><strong>The Nancy and Rich Kinder Building:</strong> A 3-story building to house the Museum's vast collection of 20th and 21st-...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/118277129/museum-of-fine-arts-houston-unveils-its-steven-holl-designed-450m-expansion-plan Museum of Fine Arts Houston unveils its Steven Holl-designed $450M expansion plan Alexander Walter 2015-01-13T15:18:00-05:00 >2015-01-14T20:51:17-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qd/qd5uj720ru64yvhx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qd/qd5uj720ru64yvhx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qd/qd5uj720ru64yvhx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qd/qd5uj720ru64yvhx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Buoyed by some of the largest donations in the city's history, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston will unveil a $450 million project today that envisions its campus as the cultural heart of the city. [...] The project, by Steven Holl Architects, is the most exciting in the institution's 90-year history, board chairman Richard Kinder said. The plan, named the Fayez S. Sarofim Campus, is so transformational that in five years Houstonians might not recognize the 1000 block of Bissonnet.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/36686966/mfah-hires-steven-holl-architects-to-design-expansion" target="_blank">MFAH hires Steven Holl Architects to design expansion</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/36686966/mfah-hires-steven-holl-architects-to-design-expansion MFAH hires Steven Holl Architects to design expansion Archinect 2012-02-02T16:36:00-05:00 >2015-01-13T15:21:14-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3y/3y8kfmwhxe3wqei9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3y/3y8kfmwhxe3wqei9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3y/3y8kfmwhxe3wqei9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3y/3y8kfmwhxe3wqei9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The board's long-range planning committee chose Holl, based in New York City and Beijing, after reviewing site-specific concepts from three internationally known architecture firms, including Sn&oslash;hetta and Morphosis, according to a statement from board chair Cornelia Long.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/news/article/8315955/three-firms-selected-for-museum-of-fine-arts-houston-expansion Three Firms Selected for Museum of Fine Arts Houston Expansion Alexander Walter 2011-05-31T19:34:00-04:00 >2012-10-15T12:01:04-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1b/1buigvi24meo0v54.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1b/1buigvi24meo0v54.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1b/1buigvi24meo0v54.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1b/1buigvi24meo0v54.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The Museum of Fine Arts Houston has selected three architecture firms&mdash;Morphosis, Sn&oslash;hetta and Steven Holl Architects&mdash;to submit conceptual design proposals for an expanded MFAH. The project entails the construction of a building intended primarily for post-1900 art, a parking garage and the integration of surrounding MFAH buildings and public spaces.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>