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Byzantine Things in the World

To the Christian faithful in the Eastern Roman Empire, works of art were not inert objects, they were earthly embodiments of a supernatural force. This […]

Late Surrealism

Featuring Surrealist works from the The Menil Collection that trace modernist shifts in New York City in the 1930s and 40s, as artists from Europe […]

Forrest Bess: Seeing Things Invisible

A singular figure in American art who experienced significant recognition and painful isolation during his life – and whose fame has waxed and waned since […]

Music For Silence

Sarah Rothenberg performs works for the piano including John Cage’s 1952 modernist milestone 4’ 33” and work by Cage’s musical heroes, Satie and Schoenberg.

Sonic Counterpoint: Jandek

A free outdoor solo concert by the Houston-based musician known as Jandek. The quintessential outsider musician, Jandek has self-produced over sixty albums since 1978. He […]

Kara Walker Talks About Her Art

The MacArthur Genius grant winner comes to talk about her (sometimes controversial) work, as part of the Rice/Menil Biennial Lecture Series,The Risible Visual: Humor & […]