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September 2018- Houston

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OBSESSIONS. DECORATION. SALIENT FACTS. 24 I n an age of globalism, one museum was ahead of them all in presenting a non-Western view of world art. As The Menil Collection commemorated its 30th anniversary last year, it was time for a refresh and redux of its Renzo Piano-designed building, which has been hailed as one of the most transformative in the world. Shuttered since late February for preservation of its ebonized loblolly pine floors, lighting enhancements, and other facility updates, the closure also gave opportunity for a reinstallation of the Menil's permanent collection. The occasion resulted in the first rethinking of the collection since Dominique de Menil personally curated the rooms and display cases more than 30 years ago; it gives a chance for new works, including recent acquisitions and promised gifts, to be seen. Modern and contemporary masterworks make a staunch stand, especially the redone Surrealist galleries, in good company with artworks from Africa, the Pacific Islands, and more. Reopening Saturday, September 22, 11 am to 7 pm; gratis; Catherine D. Anspon A MASTERPIECE BUILDING — AND ITS CONTENTS — REBORN B everly Hills has Rodeo Drive. Chicago has the Magnificent Mile. And soon, Houston will have Billionaires Boulevard. Or at least it will when a new Rosewood hotel tower opens in 2023, just down Post Oak Boulevard from Tilman Fertitta's Post Oak hotel. The Rosewood Houston is the centerpiece of a new $500 million mixed-use project from Houston Texans owner Bob McNair's development company, McNair Interests. That means two of Houston's most prominent (and publicized) billionaires — who also both own sports teams — will have competing HOUSTON GETS ITS OWN ROSEWOOD HOTEL D iscovery Green's 10th year emphasizes a commitment to public art, as marked by a commission with Lucion Traveling Light of Montreal to present the group's largest- ever installation of the signature artwork moonGARDEN, unveiling Saturday, September 29. Catch the 10-day run of GIANT ORBS DOWNTOWN hotel projects less than two miles from each other. Houston has had hotel envy ever since the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek debuted in Dallas in 1979, then owned by Caroline Hunt, The new 150-room Rosewood Houston will have 80 residences atop the hotel, as well as Sense, a Rosewood Spa. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill is the architecture firm for the near-six-acre project on the corner of Post Oak Boulevard and Richmond. "This is a defining development," says CEO Cary McNair. When it's a Rosewood, this is no empty talk. Chris Baldwin this enchanting piece, which features 22 glowing spheres, six to 30 feet in diameter. Saturday, September 29, 7:30 to 10 pm: Opening night presents performances and screening of Moonstruck. Sunday, September 30, 7 to 9 pm: Dancin' in the Moonlight includes balloon dancing and poetry buskers. Friday, October 5, 7 to 9 pm: The charming children's evening, Goodnight, Moon, o f f e r s s t a r- g a z i n g and readings from children's books by Houston celebs, topped off by milk and cookies. m o o n G A R D E N a t D i s c o v e r y G r e e n , September 29 – October 7; discoverygreen. c o m / m o o n g a r d e n . Catherine D. Anspon Alexander Calder's The Y, 1960, at The Menil Collection THE MENIL COLLECTION. © CALDER FOUNDATION, NYC / ARS, NYC. PHOTO HICKEY-ROBERTSON. COURTESY THE ARTISTS Rosewood Houston, coming 2023 Lucion Traveling Light's moonGARDEN, coming to Discovery Green Luury PROPERTIES. Utm DISCRETION. M E C O M P R O P E R T I E S . C O M | 7 13 . 5 5 8 . 3 3 18 M A R Y E L I Z A B E T H . H A H N F E L D @ S O T H E B Y S H O M E S . C O M

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