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The last major project by Dominique de Menil in her lifetime.    The design is by her son, Francois de Menil, who graduated from Cooper Union in 1987.    The museum houses byzantine artwork that was stolen from Cyprus.  The de Menil foundation purchased the artwork from the thieves, (with permission from the Cyprian authorities) and have displayed it in their family museum.   The design concept is a scale reproduction of the original chapel, but in sandblasted glass.  This framework is housed in an outer shell of steel.


original chapel

original chapel


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