New building now open at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; free admission spots full

A new building on the campus of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is now open. (Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Houston)
A new building on the campus of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is now open. (Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Houston)

A new building on the campus of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is now open. (Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Houston)

A new 100,000-square-foot building dedicated to exhibiting international collections of modern and contemporary art is now open at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

The Nancy and Rich Kinder Building, located at 5500 Main St., Houston, opened to the public Nov. 21, bringing with it new destinations, including the 215-seat Lynn Wyatt Theater, a restaurant, a cafe, and seven gardens and six reflecting pools inset along the building’s perimeter, according to an announcement on the museum’s webpage. With the expansion, the museum’s exhibition space has increased by nearly 75%.


The new building is the final component of an eight-year project to expand and enhance the museum’s Fayez S. Sarofim Campus.

From Nov. 21-25, the museum is offering free admission to the new building with a timed-entry ticket, but capacity has been reached; tickets are no longer available. 713-639-7300. www.mfah.org
By Hunter Marrow
Hunter Marrow came to Community Impact Newspaper in January 2020. Before that, Hunter covered local news in Ontario, OR for three years, covering municipal issues, crime, and education across Malheur County and across the border into Idaho.


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