The Menil Collection concluded the first comprehensive capital campaign in its thirty-year history on December 31, 2017. Donations to The Campaign for the Menil totaled more than $121 million, exceeding the goal by $6 million.
The Campaign has made possible the construction of the Menil Drawing Institute, an energy-efficient central plant, a café, additional neighborhood greenspaces and parks, and a new landscaped parking lot and campus gateway on West Alabama Street. Additionally, $50 million of the money raised will be added to the museum’s endowment to support its growth. The Campaign has also enabled important upgrades to the award-winning Renzo Piano-designed main museum building, which provides an unparalleled art viewing experience for visitors.
More than 500 individual donors and foundations contributed gifts ranging from $5 to over $5 million to support the Menil Collection’s vision for the future.