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(Continued from 50) THE POWER STATION, Dallas (2011): A not-for-profit art space in Exposition Park founded by art collectors Janelle and Alden Pinnell. Architect Ron Womack's juxtaposition of the former Dallas Power & Light building, 1920, with large-scale exhibitions and projects make for dramatic effect. PRADA MARFA (2005): Before Instagram, this sculpture/installation that mimics a Prada boutique façade welcomed throngs of visitors with Instamatics. Created by Berlin-based artistic team Elmgreen & Dragset, the art installation was built for the sum total of $80,000 — which wouldn't go terribly far at one of Miuccia Prada's temples of luxury. PUMP HOUSE, Dallas (2004): Originally the Turtle Creek Pump House, which supplied water to the Township of Highland Park from 1924 to 1950. The utilitarian structure was purchased by the adjacent homeowner and turned into a space for art and venue for intellectual discourse. This was a brilliant adaptive reuse project by Cunningham Architects, interior designer Emily Summers, and landscape architects Stan and Mary Ellen Cowan with Mesa Design Group. home of collectors/philanthropists Carroll Sterling Masterson and Harris Masterson III, bequeathed to the museum on their deaths. 100 TEXAS DESIGN ICONS PROJECT ROW HOUSES, Houston (1993): A visionary reclamation of 22 shotgun houses in Houston's Third Ward ushered in a new form of art-making — social sculpture. Founded by seven African-American artists, PRH was led in its early days by co-founder Rick Lowe, who would go on to garner a MacArthur Foundation Fellow Genius accolade for his amalgamation of community, neighborhood renewal, and site-specific installations. THE RACHOFSKY HOUSE, Dallas (1996): Art collector Howard and Cindy Rachofsky's repository for their voluminous art collection designed by architect Richard Meier, it's a residence that resembles a museum in its stark white glory with 10,000 square feet of white walls and one bedroom. RICE STADIUM, Houston (1950): A marvel of engineering by Brown and Root, which constructed the stadium at cost. The striking concrete silhouette has attenuated concrete columns supporting its upper decks. In 1962, JFK spoke from the stadium and challenged America to reach the moon by the end of the decade. RIENZI, Houston (1952): A pendant to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's Bayou Bend house museum, Rienzi is devoted to European decorative arts and paintings. Designed by Houston's acclaimed classical architect John Staub, the Palladian-styled Rienzi and its four-acre gardens were the JAMES F. WILSON R OS EWO O D M A N S I O N O N TURTLE CREEK, Dallas (1925): Cotton baron Sheppard King and his wife, Bertha Wilcox, built their stucco Italianate masterpiece home along Turtle Creek, designed by architect J. Allen Boyle, who was only 17 when Sheppard King hired him. Filled with architectural treasures brought ba ck from Europe — doors salvaged from a Spanish cathedral, carved marble columns from an ancient Roman palace — the home was saved from demolition in 1979 by Caroline Rose Hunt, who turned it into the present Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek. ROTHKO CHAPEL, Houston (1971): A monument to art, faith, and activism established by Dominique and John de Menil, the Chapel is considered the magnum opus of Color Field painter Mark Rothko's career and houses 14 of his contemplative panels. Philip Johnson was lead architect on the nondenominational chapel built amidst the egalitarian Montrose neighborhood. PAUL HESTER WILLIAMSON PHOTOGRAPHY / COURTESY MFAH Sheppard King/Mansion on Turtle Creek, 1925 Rienzi JAMES H. EVANS, JAMESHEVANS.COM 52

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