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.
June 10 - October 16, 2016
An exhibition of works from the collection of Stephanie and John Smither. The artists in the collection often worked without gallery or museum aspirations and were largely self-trained. The show features work by Thornton Dial, Oscar Hadwiger, Sister Gertrude Morgan, and Carlo Zinelli, among others.
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.
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.
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.
Art writer for The New Yorker Calvin Tomkins has a vivid and highly personal view of John and Dominique de Menil, as well as events...Read More
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,...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
Join HCP and Exhibiting Artist Nancy LeVine for a group portrait featuring YOUR senior dog! Bring your 10 year old (or older) furry friend to...Read More
The Menil Collection museum and a group of surrounding non-profit arts organizations come together to host a free afternoon of art and entertainment that will...Read More
Co-sponsored by NANO Fiction and Gulf Coast, the fifth annual Houston Indie Book Fest celebrates small presses, magazines, and independent bookstores in Houston
Independent scholar and curator Barbara Rose, the first Morgan-Menil Fellow, talks about the medieval Spanish monk Beatus of Liébana (c. 730 – c. 800) and...Read More
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...Read More
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:...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
In a ceremony officiated by National Book Critics Circle Winner Lawrence Weschler, Director of the New York Institute for the Humanities, the Art Guys will...Read More
For the Rothko Chapel’s 40th anniversary, the Menil Collection presents Thomas E. Crow, Professor of Modern Art at New York University, a contributing editor of...Read More
Who owns a particular work of art, idea, concept, process, or story? Which museum or library, country or government, people or person? The Menil Collection...Read More
Rare and important pieces from the 6th to 18th centuries from the Menil’s collection of icons, widely regarded by scholars as one of the most...Read More
The Menil Collection, Houston and Dia Art Foundation will present a public program in memory of Cy Twombly, who died in Rome on July 5....Read More
Mining the Menil Collection’s archives, curator Michelle White showcases rarely exhibited drawings by artists who largely had no contact with the mainstream art world.
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...Read More
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...Read More
Folded-paper artist Joan Son debuted her art in the windows of Tiffany & Co. in the spring of 1993 and has created numerous large scale...Read More
Adam Szymczyk, director of Switzerland’s Kunsthalle Basel, is the fifth winner of the award established in 2001 in honor of founding director Walter Hopps (1932-2005)....Read More
Ancestors of the Lake: Art from Lake Sentani and Humboldt Bay, New Guinea brings together this body of work together for the first time in...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
Co-organized by the Menil Collection and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Vija Celmins: Television and Disaster, 1964-66 is curated by Michelle White and...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More