Now Open: Lora Jean Kilroy Visitor and Education Center at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

October 10, 2010 by  
Filed under Events

Now Open: Lora Jean Kilroy Visitor and Education Center at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

By Laurette M. Veres

Bayou Bend, a long-standing museum featuring American paintings and decorative art, completes significant interior renovations and debuts a new visitors center.

Photo Credit Robb Williamson

The new visitors center includes space for special programming and a publicly accessible research library.  The programming provides a major new resource for broadening the understanding of American’s heritage, art, culture, and history

Notable:  LEED Certification

The building has receive LEED Silver Certification for its incorporation of environmentally friendly design:

  • Contractor recycled nearly 4,500 cubic yards of waste
  • Building’s materials contain 11 percent recycled content, from steel products to carpet to window

6003 Memorial Drive (@ corner of Westcott St.)

www.mfa.org/bayoubend

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