Anish Kapoor, the creator of the famous Chicago "Bean", has done it again with his new “Cloud Column” featured at Houston's Museum of Fine Arts. The 30 ft tall reflective structure stands proudly in the center of Houston's beautiful museum district. Access to the Cloud Column and surrounding garden is free to the public and it can be seen at any time of day.
The massive art installation was created in 2006 but only went up at the Museum of Fine Arts last May. The surrounding area has been under plenty of construction since then but the scenic garden around the Column is now mostly completed and it's visually stunning.
When first looking for the Cloud Column, you may not be able to spot it! The art piece was created with clear, reflective stainless steel which makes it seemingly blend in with the sky above it.
The Column stands upright, in contrast with the Chicago Cloud Gate, making it monstrously higher and more narrow. Another difference is that the reverse side of the Column is concave, making that side's reflection flipped upside down.
Now you don't have to go all the way to Chicago to witness one of Anish Kapoor's giant artistic masterpieces! Both of his Cloud art pieces have helped fill their designated cities with a great amount of creativity and impeccable modern art.
If you're looking for a fun, cool new spot to explore in Houston, or if you're visiting Houston from out of town, the Museum of Fine Art's Cloud Column is a definite must-see (1001 Bissonnet St, Houston).
The exhibit is quickly becoming a popular spot for photographers, tourists and Instagrammers alike to exercise their creativity and share their love for modern art.