Menil Collection

Menil Collection

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Houston, TX 77006


BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer)

Menil Collection

April 29, 2017 | 8–10 pm

Aurora Picture Show and the Menil Collection are partnering again to present this year's BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer)! Bring a lawn chair and watch members from the Houston community project videos onto the side of the Menil.

The Beginning of Everything: Drawings from the Janie C. Lee, Louisa Stude Sarofim, and David Whitney Collections

Menil Collection

February 24 - June 18, 2017

An exhibition featuring drawings that have been promised to the museum in advance of the opening of the Menil Drawing Institute. The show includes works by Eva Hesse, Georgia O'keeffe, Philip Guston, Vija Celmins, and others.

ReCollecting Dogon

Menil Collection

February 3 - July 9, 2017

An exhibition exploring the life and objects created by the Dogon peoples. From the Menil Collection: " the sculptures, masks, necklaces, and other works by “unknown” artists not only suggest the significance of art to daily life among Dogon peoples, they evoke formidable legacies of colonialism and the limitations of representing Dogon peoples through objects collected by and for foreigners."


Museum Experience Zone 1

A celebration of Houston’s museums! Featuring performances be Da Camera, food trucks, screen printing, and more. This event includes the Menil Collection, the Houston Center...

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Drawing in the Continuous Present

Artist Amy Sillman will talk about her life and work. This event is part of the Menil Drawing Institute Conversation and Lecture Series.

Andy Warhol: Sunset

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...

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Picasso: The Line

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...

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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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