Twentieth-Century Art at The Menil Collection
February 5 - 5, 2010
1515 Sul Ross, Houston, TX 77006
Marking the return of the museum’s twentieth-century galleries to the building’s east end, Museum Director Josef Helfenstein and Franklin Sirmans (now curator of contemporary art at the LACMA) will discuss the Menil’s current reinstallation of the art of the twentieth-century. Four of the galleries continue to focus on American art’s greatest hits like Johns, Newman, Rothko, Rauschenberg and Warhol. In the transition however, Sirmans and Helfenstein place old favorites in a contemporary context with substantial additions of works by Robert Gober, David Novros, Brice Marden, and Robert Mangold. Come see your old favorites and make some new acquaintances.