Art News

New Visitor Center and Reopened Rooms Give New Life to Legendary Texas Estate

HOUSTON, TX.- This September, Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens—the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s historic house museum for American paintings and decorative arts—will complete significant interior renovations and debut a new building to orient visitors and greatly increase the museum’s programming, outreach and scholarship in American art. The former estate of legendary Houston philanthropist and collector Miss Ima Hogg, Bayou Bend houses one of the most distinguished collections of its kind in the world and encompasses fourteen acres of organic, historically maintained gardens.