In a culture addicted to speed and instant gratification, scholar Arden Reed advocates for taking one’s time. Reed will discuss the importance of slowing down […]
The Menil Collection
Tribe’s artistic practice asks how media and technology have shaped the way we perform politics. This screening is a series of actor reenactments of protest […]
Neatly coinciding with Charles James: Beyond Fashion at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Menil’s version explores the commissions, both clothes and furniture, that James […]
This year’s symposium brings together important scholars who focus on the intersections of twentieth-century postwar art, music, and sound in the United States and Europe. […]
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 […]
In conjunction with the exhibition, Forrest Bess: Seeing Things Invisible, curator Clare Elliott will lead and moderate a discussion about the life and work of […]
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 […]
Mabel O. Wilson lecture in conjunction with Untitled (Structures): Leslie Hewitt in Collaboration with Bradford Young.
Designer, scholar, Columbia University professor Mabel O. Wilson discusses her research into space and cultural memory in black America in conjunction with the new film […]
A singular figure in American art who experienced significant recognition and painful isolation during his life – and whose fame has waxed and waned since […]
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.
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 […]
In honor of the late anthropologist, author, filmmaker, and curator Dr. Edmund Carpenter, the Menil presents a reading of his landmark 1973 book, Eskimo Realities. […]
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 & […]