Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, slates redevelopment completion for this fall

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Nancy and Rich Kinder Building, Credit: Richard Barnes/Courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

HOUSTON, Tx., — The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, plans to complete its nearly eight-year expansion project with the opening of the Nancy and Rich Kinder Building on Sunday, November 1, 2020.  

MFAH’s Susan and Fayez S. Sarofim Campus — primarily housing the museum’s art collections and exhibitions — includes three new structures including the Nancy and Rich Kinder Building, the Glassell School of Art and the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation Center for Conservation.

The Glassell School of Art and the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation Center for Conservation were both completed in 2018, while the opening of the Nancy and Rich Kinder Building will be the final component of the $450 million transformation.

With two floors and more than 100,000 square feet of exhibition space, the Nancy and Rich Kinder Building increases the MFAH’s overall exhibition space by nearly 75%. The building will also include the 215-seat Lynn Watt Theater, a restaurant, café, and seven gardens and six reflecting pools along the building’s perimeter. Two separate pedestrian tunnels will connect visitors from the Kinder Building to the Caroline Wiess Law Building and the Glassell School of Art.

MFAH is one of the largest and fastest growing museums in the nation. Its permanent collection spans over 6,000 years of history which includes almost 64,000 works of art.

For more information go to mfah.org.


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