In order to carry out necessary updates and repairs, the Menil Collection will close the main museum building located at 1533 Sul Ross Street for several months in 2018. The Menil will close the building on Monday, February 26, after the conclusion of the exhibition Mona Hatoum: Terra Infirma. The main building will reopen to the public in autumn 2018.
Maintenance work on the main building will include sanding the floor and treating it with stain and sealer. After thirty years of constant use, the floor will be restored to the appearance it had when the building opened. Additional projects will include new drywall, enhancing interior and exterior lighting, and updating the fire detection sensors.
Read more about the project in the Houston Chronicle.