Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden, Houston

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The Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden is a sculpture garden located at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFAH) in Houston, Texas, United States. The garden consists of 25 works of the MFAH, including sculptures by Henri Matisse, Alexander Calder, David Smith, Frank Stella, and Louise Bourgeois. There are also sculptures created specifically for the site, including Ellsworth Kelly's Houston Triptych and Tony Cragg's New Forms. The garden also features works by local Texas artists, including Joseph Havel's Exhaling Pearls, Jim Love's Can Johnny Come Out and Play?, and Linda Ridgway's The Dance.HistoryIn 1969, The Brown Foundation, Inc provided the funds to purchase two city blocks making it feasible for the MFAH to construct a formal sculpture garden. The garden was designed by New York-based artist, landscape-architect Isamu Noguchi. In 1978, Houston City Council motion number 78-986 declared the museum to be named The Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden in recognition of Hugh Roy Cullen and Lillie Cullen's contributions to the city's art and medical communities. Construction of the garden began on February 6, 1984, and the garden officially opened to the public on April 5, 1986.
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  • Extremely hot day but staff was amazing and helper! Extremely talkative! Great spots to sit and relax! Definitely suggest the views at this place!  more »
  • I came across this gem of a place while going to the art museum from the parking garage area. Wow, it is a great place to walk around. Beautiful sculptures strategically placed in an open area.  more »
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  • This new space, part of the Houston Museum of Fine arts, is part of would be a huge complex dedicated to arts. Common areas are nice and well kept. An elevator can take you to a little roof with great views. I took some nice photos to the medical center and downtown from there. The view is better at night!
  • Cullen Sculpture Garden is a small area with unique sculptures and works of arts. I didn't know that such a place existed until I went to the Fine Arts Houston from a parking garage nearby. I did a quick walk to see all the sculpture and that's it. Very interesting but not too memorable for me.

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