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Mark Tribe: The Port Huron Project (2006-2009)

The Menil Collection

November 22, 2014 | 7–9 pm

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 speeches from the New Left movements of the Vietnam era, including Stokely Carmichael, Cesar Chavez, Angela Davis, Coretta Scott King, Paul Potter, and Howard Zinn. Presented in conjunction with the Menil’s Gandhi's Legacy: Houston Perspectives and cosponsored by Aurora Picture Show and DiverseWorks, with the artist in attendance.


A Thin Wall of Air: Charles James

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 […]

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 & […]