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Kimbell Art Museum

Here's What's Missing in the Debate Over the Frick Collection's Proposed Expansion

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 11.10.2014 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

The announcement that the Frick Collection on New York's Upper East Side plans to build an addition has generated some buzz and concern -- and if implemented, it would forever destroy an important part of the collection -- an exquisite garden by the world famous British landscape architect Russell Page (1906-85).

Piano's Light Touch at the Kimbell

J. Michael Welton | Posted 02.04.2014 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

It may be safe to say -- whether you favor the site of Renzo Piano's new pavilion or not - that Louis Kahn's Kimbell Art Museum has never looked as good as it does today.

2013's Notable Developments in Landscape Architecture

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 02.03.2014 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

In surveying the year in landscape architecture, "aptness," a word favored by the great Modernist landscape architect Dan Kiley seems, well, appropria...

Great Design Made to Measure: Not to Be Taken Lightly

Ken Carbone | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Ken Carbone

Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres nicely sums up why great lighting matters: "In the beginning there was nothing. God said, 'Let there be light!' And there was light. There was still nothing, but you could see it a whole lot better."

10 Museum Re-Openings and Expansions to Watch

MutualArt | Posted 09.07.2013 | Arts
MutualArt

Go big or go home seems to be the motto in museums today. Since the dawn of the blockbuster exhibitions of the 1980s museums have been actively competing for your entertainment dollars.

Standing in a Foyer of Surrealism

Suzanne Deal Booth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Suzanne Deal Booth

A large, writhing faux-fur sculpture rising as though directly out of a surrealist's vision is not what one expects on entering a house.