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  1. A new building is in the talking stages for the MFA. It would mainly house the 20th century and contemporary collections. The museum has 3 sites in mind. One is at the current garage location on Fannin. Another is across Binz from the garage and a third is north of the Mies wing off Main. There are any number of world-class architects worthy of the job. I'd like to hear any suggestions you might have regarding the selection. Here's a few of mine: Renzo Piano [Menil Collection; Cy Twombly] Yoshio Taniguchi [MOMA and the new Aisa Museum in Houston] Zaha Hadid [Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art, Cincinnati] Rem Koolhaas [seattle Public Library] Those are but a few of my choices for architect. If you could add any pictures with your choices, that would be great. As always,
  2. According to The New York Times (Oct. 22, 2006), a new 20 foot-tall, 37-foot wide sculpture "constructed out of fiberglass, pulverized marble and lime cement" is to be installed on Nov. 12. The artist. Michael Somoroff. describes it as "a sculptural translation of light as it moves across the chapel." (Pictures of Illumination I can be seen on the artist's website.) If I'm understanding this correctly, it will be installed inside of the chapel. Wonder how they'll shoehorn it in there?
  3. I was just wondering, how far apart are these two developments and do you all thing these two sites could change the perception of Houston as a urban walkable city? Which development do you think has the greatest potential for development? Some say that the KBR site should become a park, but I believe that there could be a much better use for the site. KBR Site Regent Square
  4. One of the blogs I follow, Brand New, has done an extensive piece about CAMH's new logo, which originates from the shape of the building. Linky: feed://feeds.feedburner.com/ucllc/brandnew Here's the before and after:
  5. July 27, 2005, 4:09AM A major bequest for the Menil David Whitney's collection includes a few masterpieces By PATRICIA C. JOHNSON Copyright 2005 Houston Chronicle The Menil Collection will receive a trove of modern art
  6. Who designed the Holocaust Museum? For that matter who designed the MFAH buildings, Contemporary, and Menil?
  7. I did google Rodeo museum in Houston but I think only Cowboy museum on Almeda rd came close.
  8. Land donation gives a lift to veterans museum project Development of a veterans museum in Houston got a boost last week when ExxonMobil donated a 35-acre tract at the corner of Interstate 45 and Scarsdale Boulevard to the Veterans Museum in Texas, the nonprofit group spearheading the project. Houston was selected as the site because the more than 200,000 veterans who live in Harris County represent the largest concentration of veterans in the state. The museum's design will recognize each branch of service. The main museum building -- in the shape of the Lone Star of Texas -- will consist of three floors totaling 203,000 square feet. Space in each point of the star will be allocated to each of the major services -- Army, Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard and Marines. - Jenna Colley
  9. This will be going up a few blocks down from the Holocaust Museum on Caroline From the Asia Society of Texas Website: Discover Asia without leaving the region. Asia Society Texas is your passport to Asia. Asia Society Texas is in the early phases of a campaign to realize the dream of building the Asia House in Houston. Asia House, to be located in the museum district, will provide a focal point for Asia Society Texas and a place to showcase the Asian American community. Asia House will include gallery spaces for permanent and visiting exhibitions, public space for performances and lectures, a library, garden and more.
  10. I walked by this site at 5104 Caroline the other day and Transwestern was marketing it. The Weather Museum's website indicates they intend to reopen at a new site. http://www.wxresearch.org/ Anyone have any information on where that might happen?
  11. I'm new to this forum and this is my first post and I am not quite sure if this goes here, but here goes: I remember the KPRC studio and the drive in along Post Oak and in 1967 or 68 when I was little, there was a wax museum directly across Post Oak from the drive-in. Does anyone remember the name and exact address of it? I'm curious because I work in the area and figure the museum was located where either Westlake Center or The Hampton is now. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Thanks,
  12. A proposal to place the Texas Music Museum in Houston has been on the table for quite some time. Years ago the city was granted designation for the project but never received $10 million in funding from the state. Lawmakers picked up the idea for Austin, though the bill never passed. Now plans for it to be here may be picking up steam again. http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Push-for-Texas-music-museum-in-Houston-revived-11191967.php?cmpid=twitter-premium
  13. I recently read about the Cabinet of Curiosities housed at the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences. These sort of things really evoke my intrigue and I was wondering if anyone here has seen it.
  14. http://www.chron.com/life/article/Lone-Star-Flight-Museum-unveils-plan-for-35-5850508.php#photo-7058444
  15. The Knock Knock Children’s Museum will finally break ground next week after more than a decade of raising money and several false starts. BREC and the nonprofit Knock Knock board of directors have secured a contractor to build the museum, which was designed to sit on a sloped hill near City-Brooks Community Park on Dalrymple Drive. An official groundbreaking ceremony will take place from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday for the building, which is designed to have three peaks and walls of windows. The agency had not yet disclosed the contractor. BREC spokeswoman Cheryl Michelet said the contractor will be introduced at the groundbreaking ceremony. More at: http://theadvocate.com/news/12119386-123/finally-knock-knock-childrens-museum
  16. http://impactnews.com/blogs/sugar-land--missouri-city/sugar-land-heritage-museum-finds-permanent-home/
  17. http://swamplot.com/a-houston-bicycle-museum-arrives-in-the-museum-district/2014-08-07/#comments https://www.houstonbicyclemuseum.org/LightNEasy.php?page=index
  18. Houston Museum Plans Expansion, Rare Exhibit The Museum of Natural Science is going to double its current size. They're only ramping up the fundraising at this point, so no designs have been announced. Has anyone heard about any architects of note that they may be considering?
  19. Website (with construction cam) Latest construstion update: Jan 14th.
  20. http://www.dallasnews.com/video/index.html?nvid=399005 Design unveiled for Perot Museum of Nature and Science at Victory Park The planned Perot Museum of Nature and Science at Victory Park, designed by Pritzker Prize laureate Thom Mayne and his California architecture firm Morphosis, is expected to break ground later this year and open in 2013.
  21. Well in advance of the museum opening in its permanent location, programs and resources are being planned and developed. Many of these will likely debut in the museum's first, satellite location in the East End Cultural Center. These include, but are not limited to: http://www.hmoc.org/
  22. Jax

    The Health Museum

    I saw this when walking in my hood today: THe health science museum is set back pretty far from the sidewalk, basically surrounded on 3 sides by parking spaces. This sounds like they are going to expend to the sidewalk possibly. Does anybody know anything about this?
  23. Some exerpts: http://culturemap.com/newsdetail/11-08-10-there-a-new-houston-museum-on-the-drawing-board-meet-mod/
  24. When driving through midtown, I've noticed a bunch of development signs dated 2006, including a Fire Department museum and several mixed use developments, and some kind of plaza on Milam as well, I think. The signs say "coming in 2006" and it's currently 2007 so I was wondering... are these guys just late or have the projects been cancelled? It would be nice to see less empty lots in midtown.
  25. full story Township looks at plans for $40 million museum By JAKE MUONIO Officials in The Woodlands are working with representatives from the Houston Museum of Natural Science in an effort to bring a $40 million, 200,000-square-foot museum to Town Center. The idea took shape after a market feasibility study was conducted in line with The Woodlands Township
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