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14 Cite Fall 1986 Romancing the Stone The Cullen Sculpture Garden bylsamu Noguchi i at^^X* Top. Model, Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden, Isamu Noguchi. Below: View looking north I'Mllllllll n>.'11111111 Andrew Bartle The people of Houston have cause to celebrate a recent embellishment. The city's most elegant institution, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, has acquired a new bauble, a work of cautious yet romantic sensibility in the form of an outdoor public sculpture garden designed by Isamu Noguchi. The Liilic and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden, built at a cost of $3.2 million, is a maze of concrete and stone-clad walls, earth mounds, paving, and trees sited across from the museum at the corner of Bissonnct and Montrose on an acre of park land owned by the City of Houston. At present, it is the repository for 18 pieces of sculpture by 12 artists, two of which are from the late 19th century, the remainder from the 20th; eventually the garden may accommodate as many as 30 p...