Menil Collection

Menil Collection

(713) 525-9400

1515 Sul Ross

Houston, TX 77006


William N. Copley: The World According to CPLY

Menil Collection

February 19 - July 24, 2016

An exhibition surveying the career of artist William Copley. The show traces Copley's stylistic developments from the early 1950s to the 1990s. Also included in the exhibition are works formerly owned by Copley by artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, and Meret Oppenheim, among others.

The Precarious

Menil Collection

December 16 - May 1, 2016

An exhibition that highlights collages and works inspired by collage in the Menil Collection. The show contains works by Gene Charlton, Sari Dienes, Robert Rauschenberg, Richard Tuttle, and Danh Vo and is curated by David Breslin, Chief Curator of the Menil Drawing Institute.

The Secret of the Hanging Egg: Salvador Dalí at the Menil

Menil Collection

November 5 - June 20, 2016

Salvador Dalí’s 1932 painting OEufs sur le Plat sans le Plat (Eggs on a Plate without the Plate) will be hung in the Surrealist galleries. It is on an extended loan.

MicroCosmos / Details from the Carpenter Collection of Arctic Art

Menil Collection

August 29 - February 21, 2016

An exhibition objects collected by Adelaide de Menil and late anthropologist Edmund Carpente. This is the first exhibition of this body of work and includes works that vastly vary in scale. Many of the objects are made of walrus ivory and are carved to represent various scenes from daily life and mythology. MicroCosmos is curated by Sean Mooney, Curator of the Edmund Carpenter Collection.


North Star: Mark di Suvero

Bring a blanket and view the re-digitized 1977 documentary North Star: Mark di Suvero, directed by Francois de Menil, written by art historian Barbara Rose,...

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Menil 25th Birthday Party

The Menil’s family and friends celebrate 25 years with the renowned Kashmere Reunion Stage Band, a scavenger hunt for the whole family, cake and ice...

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Maoridom Ceremony and Reception

A welcoming ceremony wherein Maori delegates will perform traditional formalities, known as pōwhiri, to initiate their week long study of Maori works in the Menil...

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Simultaneous performances in locations throughout The Menil Collection’s main building. The sounds of amplified cactus, crumpling paper, spoken word, tin cans, radios and electric guitars...

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Houston Indie Book Festival

Co-sponsored by NANO Fiction and Gulf Coast, the fifth annual Houston Indie Book Fest celebrates small presses, magazines, and independent bookstores in Houston

Cinematic Graphite

In collaboration with the Menil’s Serra show and its curator Michelle White, Aurora Picture Show presents an outdoor screening of films that explore the gesture...

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Richard Serra Drawing: A Retrospective

The first-ever critical overview of Serra’s drawings is the first major one-person exhibition organized by the Menil Drawing Institute and Study Center. Don’t miss it:...

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Constructions of Art & Faith

Annemarie Weyl Carr, Professor of Art History at S.M.U., Pamela Smart, Professor of Anthropology and Art History, SUNY Binghampton, and William Vendley, Secretary General of...

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Terry Castle: Inside or Outside?

An illustrated lecture by literary and visual critic Terry Castle, presented  in conjunction with the exhibition Seeing Stars: Visionary Drawing from the Collection. Castle is...

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Walter De Maria: Trilogies

Three suites of three works each: paintings, chrome sculptures, and vintage cars by the conceptual art master who brought you the New York Earth Room...

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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...

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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...

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The Whole World Was Watching

The Menil Collection presents The Whole World Was Watching, a selection of works from a gift of more than 200 Civil Rights-era photographs from Edmund...

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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...

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