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Outgoing Menil Director Discusses Tenure, Museum’s Future

Posted on · After 12 years as director of The Menil Collection, Josef Helfenstein is putting in his last day today (Dec. 14, 2015). He’s overseen several improvements on the campus, and the attendance has doubled under his tenure. He joined News 88.7 Arts and Culture Reporter Amy Bishop to chat about his fondest memories at the museum – and the […]

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Sylvester Turner Elected Mayor: Monday’s Show (December 14, 2015)

Posted on · On Saturday, Houston voters went to the polls and narrowly elected Sylvester Turner as the next Mayor of Houston. Turner, who eked out the runoff election win with 51 percent of the vote, reinforced in his victory speech that he “will do [his] very, very best to represent every single Houstonian in this city.” The mayor-elect says he’ll […]

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Two of Houston’s Most Renowned Museums Undertake Major Expansions

Posted on · Two Houston area museums with international reputations have taken on major expansion projects, which will — among other things — contribute to the changing architecture in Houston’s museum district. To find out what’s in store for The Menil Collection, and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, we talk with the respective directors of those museums, Josef […]