Fans of The Menil Collection have plenty to look forward to in the coming year, as the internationally-acclaimed art museum recently unveiled plans for a new gateway design on the 30-acre campus.
New York-based Michael Van Valkenbaugh Associates has been tapped to spearhead the design, which will, according to the Menil's press release, include "shaded walkways and lush beds of indigenous plants leading past a new cafe toward the renowned main museum building."
Other additions include the addition of a cafe, designed by Houston's Stern and Bucek Architects, which will make use of one of the bungalows that already exist on the Menil campus. Restaurateur and chef Greg Martin—formerly of Cafe Annie, Taco Milagro and Cafe Express—will operate the new eatery.
The Menil Collection expects to release additional details on the campus redesign in the coming months.