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Experiments with Truth: Gandhi and Images of Nonviolence

Menil Collection

October 2 - February 1, 2015

What does peace look like? This show explores the resonance in the visual arts of Gandhi’s ethics of nonviolence.

Dario Robleto: The Boundary of Life is Quietly Crossed

Menil Collection

August 15 - January 4, 2015

This exhibit is the perfect union of cabinet of curiosity artist and cabinet of curiosity. Robleto has been researching NASA heartbeat recordings as well as the recent medical breakthrough of the beatless artificial heart, for "the largely unexplored history of the human heartbeat."


Robert Thoth: Performing and Playing in Bits

The 8th annual Media Archeology Festival presents live cinema performance by Houston artist Robert Thoth, “The Chiptune Crooner.” The crooner will perform popular songs from […]

Upside Down: Arctic Realities

Don’t miss the Menil’s presentation of Upside Down: Arctic Realities, an exhibition and museum-going experience. Rare and rarely exhibited examples of ancient Arctic art, many […]

Tony Smith: Drawings

The Menil Collection presents an exhibition of rarely-seen drawings exploring Tony Smith’s early work, the American artist best known for monumental geometric sculptures in steel […]

Menil Community Arts Festival

This all day festival on the Menil “campus” will feature an indie book festival, a concert at the Rothko chapel and a family drum circle […]

KURT SCHWITTERS: Color and Collage

Color and Collage marks the first U.S. overview of Kurt Schwitters’s career since the Museum of Modern Art retrospective 25 years ago, on view at […]

EARTH PAINT PAPER WOOD: Recent Acquisitions

Organized by Assistant Curator Clare Elliott, the exhibition EARTH PAINT PAPER WOOD emphasizes works on paper from the 20th century from the Menil Collection’s permanent […]

Objects of Devotion

Religion is never far from art. A new exhibition, Objects of Devotion, at the Menil, explores this persistent connection. Culled from the museum’s permanent collection […]

ROUSSEAU: Paint + Process

Art historians, curators, and conservationists gather in Houston on Saturday, October 2 to present and discuss new research into the work of Henri Rousseau. The […]

Maurizio Cattelan

The Menil Collection proves time and time again how lucky Houstonians are to have it in their midst. From antiquities to fresh-out-of-the-studio contemporary art, the […]

Steve Wolfe on Paper

Steve Wolfe on Paper at The Menil Collection highlights Wolfe’s works on paper which incorporate drawing, collage, and printmaking. Known for his scrupulous handmade reproductions […]

Dario Fo: One Was Nude and One Wore Tails

The Menil Collection and Main Street Theater Present a one night only public performance by Dario Fo, Nobel-prize winning playwright, director, and performer, in One […]

Annie Cohen-Solal- Reading and Booksigning

The Menil Collection presents Annie Cohen-Solal, author of the new biography, Leo & His Circle: The Life of Leo Castelli. Castelli’s gallery opened in New […]

Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies

Head on over to The Menil Collection for a one night screening of the film Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies. "In 2007, New […]

2010 Houston Indie Book Festival

NANO Fiction and Gulf Coast host this year’s Houston Indie Book Festival through a collaboration with The Menil Collection. This is the third official year […]

Body in Fragements

"Drawn from the Menil’s diverse collection of over 16,000 objects, Body in Fragments explores the manner in which the human form is dissected and reconfigured […]

Cy Twombly: Treatise on the Veil

"Painted in Rome in 1970, Treatise on the Veil marks a critical period in the career of Cy Twombly. One of the American artist’s largest […]

Twentieth-Century Art at The Menil Collection

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 […]


The Menil Collection presents the first major U.S. exhibition in nearly 40 years to focus exclusively on the work of Latin American artist Joaquín Torres-García. […]

Contemporary Conversations: John Chamberlain

Contemporary Conversations: John Chamberlain, American Tableau, organized by Menil curator of modern and contemporary art Franklin Sirmans, is the "third in the Menil’s Contemporary Conversations' […]

Marlene Dumas: Measuring Your Own Grave

The Menil presents the first mid-career survey of this acclaimed artist’s work to be mounted in North America. "Featuring more than 50 works, from intimate […]

Face Off: A Selection of Old Masters and Others

Check out some of the Menil’s seldom-seen works, including prints from the fifteenth through the nineteenth centuries, a few pre-Renaissance sculptures, and a small group […]

Imaginary Spaces

Orgainzed by Asst. Curator Michelle White, Imaginary Spaces includes "three centuries of paintings, sculpture, and works on paper" from the Menil’s permanent collection.

Max Ernst: In the Garden of Nymph Ancolie

"Organized by the Museum Tinguely, Basel, and supplemented in Houston by work from The Menil Collection, this exhibition is conceived around the mural, Pétales et […]