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6th Annual MenilFest

MenilFest takes over the Menil Campus for a day of free art and entertainment.

Vivian L. Smith Symposium: Materiality and Postwar Art

Exploring material connections between American abstraction and European figuration in the postwar period. Symposium speakers: Katrina Bartlett-Rush, Dr. Kent Minturn, Dr. Alexander Potts, and Dr. Richard Shiff. Moderator: Roja Najafi. 

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 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 […]