This building is entirely dedicated to the artwork of Cy Twombly. You may love his art, or you may hate it. If you struggle to appreciate the modern art, try focusing on the calm atmosphere of the exhibition space. Sit on the benches, and look at the colors that Twombly splashes on the larger-than-life canvases.
One room holds seven canvases, the suite of “green paintings.” At first glance, you may not see anything. But as you look at the shades of green, you may begin to see familiar images: maybe trees, rivers, or mountains?
The gallery, designed by Renzo Piano, uses stationary louvers, movable louvers, and canvas in the roof structure. The result, pleasant natural light illuminates the works of art. The ever-changing light plays on Twombly’s artwork, making the pieces appear different depending on the time of day.
The Cy Twombly Gallery is one part of the larger Menil Collection. While you are in the area, also check out the Main Building, the Rothko Chapel, and the Byzantine Fresco Chapel.
To make this even better, there is no charge to see the collection!
No photography is permitted in the gallery.