More Beautiful Gardens for Houston

After more than 50 years since Miss Ima Hogg generously donated Bayou Bend and her collection of American decorative arts and paintings to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, a groundbreaking ceremony was held today for the Lora Jean Kilroy Visitor and Education Center adjacent to the Bayou Bend estate in River Oaks. The 25,000-square-foot
visitor and education center will realize Miss Hogg's vision by enriching and expanding Bayou Bend's public programs and outreach to the Houston community and beyond. In addition to the building, the $25 million campaign includes funds for endowment, property, and special projects. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!