Showing posts from December, 2014

Closer to Real: The Modern

For almost two years, with support from numerous organizations and individuals, the concept of a contemporary art museum in the downtown 18b District has been gaining momentum.  It's comprised of three primary components: Museum, Outdoor Park/Events Space and Education Center. Initially conceived by the great-grandaughter of Benny Binion, Katie O'Neill, the proposed 35,000 square feet museum is titled The Modern Contemporary Art Museum .  Three floors will include a gallery, gift shop, restaurant, event space and the The Center for Creativity.  Emerging artists and designers will be able to access laboratories, design tools, and workshops.  Visitors and locals will enjoy "Luminous Park," an outdoor sculpture garden. Fundraising is still in progress, and an office is now open at Art Square.  Interested parties are welcome to drop by for more information. Learn more at the website: