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The Menil Drawing Institute (MDI) will open to the public on Saturday, November 3, 2018. Designed by Los Angeles-based architects Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee (Johnston Marklee), the MDI is the fifth art building to join the Menil neighborhood. ‘Architects Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee have delivered a marvel of light, shadow and lines defined by the slant of a razor-thin metal roof andrecessed walls of dark gray cedar and glass. In some interior areas, the ceiling is punctuated by deep, diagonal angles that suggest folded paper above the white oak floors. Virtually every element of the building and most of the furniture is custom-designed, but purposefully simple.’ Can’t wait to welcome this work of mastery to the neighborhood.

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