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Two Museums

GER 2013, 18 min

A study of two museums: The Menil Collection in Houston, Texas, and its predecessor, the Museum of Art, Ein Harod, Israel.


Two museums compared: The Museum of Art, Ein Harod, Israel, which Samuel Bickels (1909-1975) built there in 1948, and The Menil Collection in Houston, Texas, built by Renzo Piano (*1937) 1986. The method of natural lighting in Bickels’s construction was the direct model for Piano, who adopted for his construction at the request of its patroness Dominique de Menil.

TWO MUSEUMS is the 22. part of Heinz Emigholz’ series “Photography and beyond”.



kein Dialog, internationale Fassung


Director and Director of Photography
Heinz Emigholz
Assistant Camera
Till Beckmann
Heinz Emigholz, Till Beckmann
Original Sound
Till Beckmann
Sound Design
Jochen Jezussek, Christian Obermaier
Sound Mixer
Jochen Jezussek
Till Beckmann
Production Assistant
Markus Ruff, Alex Jovanovic
Frieder Schlaich, Irene von Alberti
Produced by
Filmgalerie 451


Released on the DVD DIESTE [Uruguay].