Menil Collection--page 1 (of two pages)

Renzo Piano

Located in a middle class residential area (and close to the the University of St. Thomas and the Rothko Chapel), this unassuming museum respects its context. The white steel and gray cypress siding of the exterior also relates to the nearby houses and contrast dramaticlly with his carnivalesque Pompidou Centre, designed about a decade earlier.

front facade


The entrance with Michael Heizer's hanging Charmstone in the left photograph

See outdoor sculpture at the Menil Foundation.

The loggia on the front facade


The back of the museum and the back entrance

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