Crow Collection To Expand, Add Asian Sculpture Garden

The Crow Collection of Asian Art has announced plans today to expand the museum by adding a Asian sculpture garden on the grounds of the Trammell Crow Center. The expansion of the museum will include a complete re-landscaping of the area around the office tower, work on which will begin this spring. From the release:

“I have always considered the Crow Collection a museum without walls. In Asia, art and the environment coexist naturally. This garden will be a place Dallas Arts District visitors to find art and Asia in unexpected places,” said Trammell Crow, president of the Crow Family Foundation. “I am grateful to our partners at Crescent for giving us the perfect canvas for expansion.”

Next step for Crescent, which owns the office tower: force Price Waterhouse Coopers out of the Flora St. space that currently serves as their ugly, un-neighborly training center. The full release is after the jump.

Crow Collection of Asian Art and Crescent Real Estate Collaborate to Bring

New Asian Sculpture Garden to Trammell Crow Center

New installations of Asian Sculpture and Traditional Japanese Landscaping

to Serve as Outdoor Gallery Within the Arts District

DALLAS (March 3, 2011) –The Crow Collection of Asian Art and Crescent Real Estate Holdings, LLC announce the beginning of work on the future Crow Asian Sculpture Garden, a new outdoor gallery surrounding the Trammell Crow Center. The interior and exterior of the office building, which sits within the Dallas Arts District, will be used to expand the footprint of the Crow Collection of Asian Art and will feature traditional Japanese landscaping, new Asian art acquisitions and additional works from the museum’s collection.

“I have always considered the Crow Collection a museum without walls. In Asia, art and the environment coexist naturally. This garden will be a place Dallas Arts District visitors to find art and Asia in unexpected places,” said Trammell Crow, president of the Crow Family Foundation. “I am grateful to our partners at Crescent for giving us the perfect canvas for expansion.”

The vision and plans for the Asian Sculpture Garden will be unveiled in early spring when landscaping is expected to begin. To make way for the new art acquisitions and upcoming landscaping, The Crow Collection’s European sculpture pieces, such as Bourdelle’s Horse for Alvear Monument and Rodin’s Meditation, which are currently on display at the Trammell Crow Center, will be re-installed at the Old Parkland campus Saturday (March 5).

“Crescent Real Estate takes great pride in offering its customers unique and well-appointed office space in the heart of thriving metropolitan areas, such as the Dallas Arts District,” said John Zogg, managing director of leasing for Crescent. “We look forward to working with the Crow Collection on providing this beautiful, tranquil space for business people, visitors and art patrons to enjoy.”

About The Crow Collection

The Trammell & Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art is located in the Arts District of downtown Dallas. The Crow Collection is a permanent set of galleries dedicated to the arts and cultures of China, Japan, India and Southeast Asia. The museum offers a serene setting for both quiet reflection and learning, which spans from the ancient to the contemporary.

Admission is free. The Crow Collection of Asian Art is open Tuesdays – Thursdays (10 a.m. – 9 p.m.), Fridays – Sundays (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.), and closed on Mondays. For more information, please go to www.crowcollection.org or call 214-979-6430.

 

About Crescent Real Estate Holdings

Crescent Real Estate Holdings LLC, headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, is a fully-integrated real estate company owned by Barclays Capital and Goff Capital.  Through its subsidiaries and joint ventures, Crescent owns and manages a portfolio of 35 premier office buildings totaling over 17 million square feet located in select markets across the United States with major concentrations in Dallas, Houston, Denver and Las Vegas. Crescent also holds investments in resort residential developments in locations such as Scottsdale, Vail Valley, and Lake Tahoe; luxury hotels; and the wellness lifestyle leader, Canyon Ranch®. For more information, visit Crescent’s website at www.crescent.com.

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