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BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer)

Menil Collection

April 25, 2014 | 8–10 pm

A world-wide series of one-night exhibitions, BYOB invites artists to bring their own "beamers" (projectors) and explore the medium of moving images. BYOB allows participants to present their ad hoc installations on the museum's façade in a collaborative pop-up event of pixels and lights. On the Menil Lawn. Presented by The Menil Collection & Aurora Picture Show.    

In the Midst of Things: Fred Baldwin and Wendy Watriss

Menil Collection

March 13 - July 6, 2014

Political activists and self-taught photographers, Fred Baldwin and Wendy Watriss met in 1970 and began documenting everyday life in Grimes County, Texas. As a portrait of a people, that body of work caught the interest of Dominique de Menil, who organized its exhibition at Rice University’s Institute for the Arts in 1977. Over the years, Baldwin and Watriss’s relationship with the Menil has deepened.  

Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary 1926–1938

Menil Collection

February 14 - June 1, 2014

The first major museum exhibition to focus on the breakthrough surrealist years of René Magritte, tracing strategies and themes from an important period in his career. Bringing together eighty paintings, collages, and objects, along with a selection of photographs, periodicals, and early commercial work, the exhibition offers new insight into Magritte’s identity as a modern painter and surrealist artist.

Memories of a Voyage: The Late Work of René Magritte

Menil Collection

February 14 - July 13, 2014

Continuing its exploration beyond René Magritte’s years leading up to World War II, the Menil presents a selection of works beginning in 1941 and concluding with the artist's death in 1967. In conjunction with Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938.  

Lee Bontecou: Drawn Worlds

Menil Collection

January 30 - May 11, 2014

Throughout her career, Bontecou has created drawings as a component of her artistic practice,  in relation to the sculptures for which she is renowned, and as independent works of art. The exhibition spans the years 1958 through 2012 with 76 works.  



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BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer)

A world-wide series of one-night exhibitions, BYOB invites artists to bring their own “beamers” (projectors) and explore the medium of moving images. BYOB allows participants […]

Surreal/Reel

In conjunction with the Magritte exhibition Aurora curator Mary Magsamen has curated a collection of short Surrealist films including Magritte’s own home movies. Location: Menil Collection Front […]

EndOfTheWorldPotluck

It’s the end of the world and you have only one potluck left!  Share what you would have at your last meal potluck style picnic, […]

Lee Bontecou: Drawn Worlds

Throughout her career, Bontecou has created drawings as a component of her artistic practice,  in relation to the sculptures for which she is renowned, and […]

Bring Your Own Beamer

Aurora Picture Show Hosts BYOB  at The Menil Collection. Dust off your slide, video, film or overhead projector and bring it to the Menil Collection where anyone […]

Kent Minturn: Wols and Dubuffet in Cassis

What disturbance did Wols and fellow artist Jean Dubuffet experience on the Mediterranean coast? This year’s Morgan-Menil Fellow investigates that question. In conjunction with the exhibition […]

Lecture | Franklin Sirmans: Prospect.3

Franklin Sirmans, curator of modern and contemporary art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (a position he previously held at the Menil), returns […]

Eileen Costello: Lecture & Book-signing

Art Historian Eileen Costello, author of  Brice Marden: Beyond Visual Reality, specializes in postwar American and European art, and has studied the work of Brice Marden over […]

Nice. Luc Tuymans

Nice. Luc Tuymans will present approximately 30 paintings by the artist from his earliest mature work G. Dam, 1978 to canvases finished as recently as […]

Conversation: 
Nice. Luc Tuymans

Belgian artist Luc Tuymans is known for his distinctive painting style, and for his choice of historically and emotionally charged subject matter. As the thirty […]

Wols: Retrospective

Organized by Menil Collection curator of modern and contemporary art Toby Kamps in collaboration with noted Wols scholar Dr. Ewald Rathke and the Kunsthalle Bremen, […]

Chuck Smith: Film Screening and Booksigning

Delve into the obscure life of painter, fisherman, pseudo-hermaphrodite-Forrest Bess in the film screening of Forrest Bess: Key to the Riddle. Director and author Chuck […]

A Closer Look at Things Byzantine: Public Tour

Explore visual connections that span centuries in Byzantine Things in the World with curator Glenn Peers, curatorial assistant Susan Sutton and Rex Koontz, Director, University […]

The Mahabharata

The U.S. premiere of new performance piece by Jean-Claude Carrière, the screenwriter of “The Incredible Lightness of Being.” A tightly condensed version of the ancient […]

Love Songs Listening Party

Music from across the African continent – songs and tunes inspired by love in all its expressions – in this free public program designed to […]

A Valentine for Bert

A special screening of a new documentary exploring the life and art of Texas art patriarch, Bert Long, Jr.

Wura-Natasha Ogunji: Radio Kaduna

Radio Kaduna is a live performance with video that explores the meanings of true love within a Muslim-Christian household in pre-independence Nigeria. Presented in conjunction […]

The Museum Experience, Zone 1

The first of four multi-venue events replacing the former Museum District Day. On January 26, Houston Center for Photography joins the Rothko Chapel and the […]

The Progress Of Love

The Menil, The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts and the Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos, Nigeria join together to explore the changing modes and meanings […]