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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 […]

Art Guys Marry A Plant: Dedication Ceremony

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 […]

An Evening In Memory of Cy Twombly

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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