Menil Collection

Menil Collection

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Houston, TX 77006


Holy Barbarians: Beat Culture on the West Coast

Menil Collection

November 18 - March 12, 2017

Via the Menil's website: "This exhibition brings together a selection of California artists who emerged following the Second World War and took advantage of the region’s permissive atmosphere to help create a thriving new art scene. Artists like John Altoon, Wallace Berman, Bruce Conner, Jay DeFeo, George Herms, and Edward Kienholz were part of a “Beat” generation, whose social critiques would eventually be incorporated into the counterculture and social protest movements that shaped the second half of the 20th century."

Andy Warhol: Sunset

Menil Collection

August 19 - January 8, 2017

An screening featuring Sunset, an unfinished film by Andy Warhol. "Warhol began making the film in 1964 when the Menil Collection founders John and Dominique de Menil commissioned the artist to create a new film, one with spiritual significance. Warhol shot sunsets in San Francisco, East Hampton, and New York City, but never completed the project, stating, “I filmed so many sunsets for that project, but I never got one that satisfied me.”The film will be screened daily at 6 p.m.

Picasso: The Line

Menil Collection

September 16 - January 8, 2017

An exhibition examining the line drawings of Cubist artist Pablo Picasso. Picasso The Line is curated by Carmen Giménez, guest curator, who was founding director of the Museo Picasso Málaga, and coordinated by David Breslin, John R. Eckel, Jr. Foundation Chief Curator, Menil Drawing Institute, and Menil Associate Curator Clare Elliott.


TRESPASS: Entering the Scene of Making

A symposium exploring “drawings, first drafts, rehearsals, and other provisional works, exposing their role in shaping modern and contemporary art.” Speakers include: Cornelia Butler, Hammer...

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Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

“Wikimedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors identify as female. The reasons...

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Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art

A film following artists who created land art. Troublemakers focuses on Robert Smithson (Spiral Jetty, 1970), Walter De Maria (The Lightning Field, 1977) and Michael Heizer...

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Buñuel and Dalí Films

A night of films by Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí. Co-presented by the Menil Collection and Aurora Picture Show.

The Precarious

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...

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Lecture: Thomas J. Lax

A lecture by Walter Hopps Award for Curatorial Achievement winner and associate curator in the Department of Media and Performance Art at MoMA, Thomas J. Lax.

Toward a Digital Menil

A talk with four Menil Collection curators–Paul Davis, Clare Elliott, Toby Kamps, and Michelle White–in which they’ll discuss their selections for the museum’s upcoming website...

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William Camfield on Francis Picabia

Art scholar William A. Camfield discusses the work of pioneering artist Francis Picabia and signs copies of the just-published Francis Picabia: Catalogue Raisonné, Vol. 1,...

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James Nares: Street

The ultimate street photography! James Nares captured 16 hours of footage on the streets of Manhattan from a moving car. Using a high-def camera, typically...

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