The Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden is a sculpture garden located at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) in Houston, Texas, United States. Designed by artist and landscape architect Isamu Noguchi, 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.
In 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 and 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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jank daddy | Mar 29, 2018
super fun to take a stroll through & even take some artsy pictures. has tables and chairs in the garden so you can sit down & drink a coffee, enjoy a conversation, or just have some needed alone time!
John Parkhurst | Mar 1, 2018
Lovely little park that creates an awesome sanctuary from the bustle of the city. A perfect stop to put a cap on a day at the museums. I highly recommend having lunch there and relaxing.
Henry Lange | Dec 5, 2017
I needed new places to reflect after I divorced my 4th wife Karen. I found these sculptures to be very comforting. Even though she has custody of the dog I found most people will let you play with theirs if you ask nicely. Karen if you're reading this, please let me see Patches again. I'm sorry I threw away your yoga mats, I was just upset the Saints didn't cover the over.
Michiel Buitelaar | Mar 17, 2018
Nice but small. Now, bit of a construction site.
John David Vasquez | Apr 1, 2018
Beautiful shiny bean and other sculptures!
Carlos Ramirez | Jun 15, 2018
Ok. Is it the Sculpture Garden or The Houston Slender Bean? Well doesn't matter because it's a delightful addition to the area and MFAH. The stair climb to the top, don't worry you'll see it, is a must. Beautiful views. It's a fun addition to the area and you get a few extra steps on your device. Thursdays, not only is museum entrance free, the parking was also free in the fancy new garage. Nice way to spend the afternoon. Family and Artsy friendly.
Sam Mor | Jun 17, 2018
Great place for a summer evening! I rather leave the pictures here to do all the talking.
Alex M | Jun 7, 2018
Incredible statues. Great for a morning stroll.
Sarah Shelly | Jul 9, 2018
A very interesting area to walk around. It has a surreal quality in the park where you can go up onto the museum's rooftop and see the city or just meander in the park. The sculpture itself is cool, but I wish they wouldn't have roped it off.
Bob Liu | Aug 2, 2018
Great place to see sculptures and the new cloud column, a polish stainless steel similar to the one in Chicago
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