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  • MDI
    February 21, 2014
    There will soon be a lot more to love about the Menil Collection -- 30,150 square-feet to be exact. Designs for the Menil Drawing Institute were unveiled Thursday for the $40 million building. The MDI will be the first freestanding facility in the United States with the sole MDI West Courtyard purpose of exhibition, study, storage, and conservation of modern and contemporary drawings. Continued expansion of the arts campus was the dream of founder Dominique de Menil and is being
  • Menil unveils plans for the Menil Drawing Institute
    February 21, 2014
    There will soon be a lot more to love about the Menil Collection -- 30,150 square-feet to be exact. Designs for the Menil Drawing Institute were unveiled Thursday for the $40 million building. The MDI will be the first freestanding facility in the United States with the sole purpose of exhibition, study, storage, and conservation of modern and contemporary drawings. Continued expansion of the arts campus was the dream of founder Dominique de Menil and is being realized at a rapid rate. Just
  • Children's Museum District
    February 19, 2014
    The Children's Museum of Houston took the No. 2 spot on USA Today Travel's list of the best museums for families. The top 10 list , released this week, ranks museums nationwide on their activities suited for today's families. A cadre of experts first compiled a large list of quality museums around the country, which was then turned over to the public to vote on. The list will run in the print edition of USA Today on Friday, February 21. The full list of winners for Best Museum for
  • Magna Carta 1
    February 13, 2014
    The famed Magna Carta received a welcome fit for a king during an unveiling of the exhibit Thursday at the Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS). The exhibit includes an original edition of the "Magna Carta," and the only known example of the King's Writ, a letter from King John to the Sheriff of Gloucester dated June 20, 1215 A.D. announcing the signing of the Magna Carta. This literary piece of art is considered Great Britain's most valuable export to the world has never...
  • Free Press Summer Fest Lineup Announced
    February 12, 2014
    The two-day music festival Free Press Summer Fest is back for its third year and promises to be better than ever. The music festival features more than 160 national and local acts on eight stages with an ever growing attendance, reaching a sold out crowd of 100,000 last year. The third annual event will feature bands such as Jack White, Wu-Tang Clan, Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros, Dwight Yoakam, Deftones, Vampire Weekend and many, many more. Though the festival began three years ago
  • Free Press Summer Fest
    February 12, 2014
    The two-day music festival Free Press Summer Fest is back for its third year and promises to be better than ever. The music festival features more than 160 national and local acts on eight stages with an ever growing attendance, reaching a sold out crowd of 100,000 last year. The third annual event will feature bands such as Jack White, Wu-Tang Clan, Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros, Dwight Yoakam, Deftones, Vampire Weekend and many, many more. Though the festival began three years ago
  • Free Press Summer Fest
    February 12, 2014
    The two-day music festival Free Press Summer Fest is back for its third year and promises to be better than ever. The music festival, slated for May 31 and June 1, features more than 160 national and local acts on eight stages with an ever growing attendance, reaching a sold out crowd of 100,000 last year. The third annual event will feature bands such as Jack White, Wu-Tang Clan, Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros, Dwight Yoakam, Deftones, Vampire Weekend and many, many more. Though the
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