August 1, 2014 | 8:30 pm – 12 am
June 28 - August 31, 2014
Objects from the Menil Collection selected and installed by NY-based artist Haim Steinbach. We pretty much guarantee there will be things you had no idea they had. A fun, invigorating show. Also: we would have a much better image if the Menil allowed photography in their galleries. Not-so-subtle hint, Menil.
MenilFest takes over the Menil Campus for a day of free art and entertainment.
Exploring material connections between American abstraction and European figuration in the postwar period. Symposium speakers: Katrina Bartlett-Rush, Dr. Kent Minturn, Dr. Alexander Potts, and Dr. Richard Shiff. Moderator: Roja Najafi.
A world-wide series of one-night exhibitions, BYOB invites artists to bring their own “beamers” (projectors) and explore the medium of moving images. BYOB allows participants […]
In conjunction with the Magritte exhibition Aurora curator Mary Magsamen has curated a collection of short Surrealist films including Magritte’s own home movies. Location: Menil Collection Front […]
Political activists and self-taught photographers, Fred Baldwin and Wendy Watriss met in 1970 and began documenting everyday life in Grimes County, Texas. As a portrait […]
The second installment in new series brings together a designer of buildings, a curator of exhibitions, and a theater director.
Menil curator Michelle White is joined by Maura Reilly, executive director of the Linda Pace Foundation; and Veronica Roberts, curator of modern and contemporary art […]
It’s the end of the world and you have only one potluck left! Share what you would have at your last meal potluck style picnic, […]
The first major museum exhibition to focus on the breakthrough surrealist years of René Magritte, tracing strategies and themes from an important period in his […]
Continuing its exploration beyond René Magritte’s years leading up to World War II, the Menil presents a selection of works beginning in 1941 and concluding […]
Throughout her career, Bontecou has created drawings as a component of her artistic practice, in relation to the sculptures for which she is renowned, and […]
Aurora Picture Show Hosts BYOB at The Menil Collection. Dust off your slide, video, film or overhead projector and bring it to the Menil Collection where anyone […]
What disturbance did Wols and fellow artist Jean Dubuffet experience on the Mediterranean coast? This year’s Morgan-Menil Fellow investigates that question. In conjunction with the exhibition […]
Tuymans is beyond canonical reproach. Ellis cannot buy his way into the literary canon. They have never met. The Conversation begins. Tickets for indoor seating […]
Franklin Sirmans, curator of modern and contemporary art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (a position he previously held at the Menil), returns […]
Art Historian Eileen Costello, author of Brice Marden: Beyond Visual Reality, specializes in postwar American and European art, and has studied the work of Brice Marden over […]
A new series of occasional conversations at the Menil, A Common Language invites artists from different disciplines to focus on and consider particular works of […]
With Menil Director Josef Helfenstein and Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Toby Kamps, Luc Tuymans discusses his new exhibition, which juxtaposes the artist’s celebrated […]
Nice. Luc Tuymans will present approximately 30 paintings by the artist from his earliest mature work G. Dam, 1978 to canvases finished as recently as […]
Belgian artist Luc Tuymans is known for his distinctive painting style, and for his choice of historically and emotionally charged subject matter. As the thirty […]
Organized by Menil Collection curator of modern and contemporary art Toby Kamps in collaboration with noted Wols scholar Dr. Ewald Rathke and the Kunsthalle Bremen, […]
Delve into the obscure life of painter, fisherman, pseudo-hermaphrodite-Forrest Bess in the film screening of Forrest Bess: Key to the Riddle. Director and author Chuck […]
Explore visual connections that span centuries in Byzantine Things in the World with curator Glenn Peers, curatorial assistant Susan Sutton and Rex Koontz, Director, University […]
2012 Walter Hopps Award winner Cuauhtémoc Medina is an important figure in the recent prominence of art from Mexico City. Medina is a researcher at […]
Menil conservators shed light on the renovation of the museum’s site-specific satellite pavilion. Wednesday, March 27, 7:30 p.m. in the Menil foyer.
The U.S. premiere of new performance piece by Jean-Claude Carrière, the screenwriter of “The Incredible Lightness of Being.” A tightly condensed version of the ancient […]
Music from across the African continent – songs and tunes inspired by love in all its expressions – in this free public program designed to […]
A special screening of a new documentary exploring the life and art of Texas art patriarch, Bert Long, Jr.
Radio Kaduna is a live performance with video that explores the meanings of true love within a Muslim-Christian household in pre-independence Nigeria. Presented in conjunction […]
Michael Govan, director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, will speak on the work of Michael Heizer at the inagural Marion Barthelme Lecture, […]
A new film installation inspired by Civil Rights-era photographs in the Menil Collection meditates on the distance in time that separates us from, while still […]
The Menil, The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts and the Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos, Nigeria join together to explore the changing modes and meanings […]