The deep-black-stained pine floors that founder Dominique de Menil specified for the museum she founded three decades ago have worn down (as heavily trafficked pine wood floors will do after three decades). And the refinishing has to be perfect.
Before entering the Menil Collection in Houston, an installation of wood and soil gets quarantined in an oven and a zero-oxygen chamber.
Fondazione Prada is presenting the exhibition ?William N. Copley?, open to the public from 20 October 2016 to 8 January 2017 in Milan. Organized in collaboration with The Menil Collection, Houston, the Italian counterpart of this retrospective...Show More Summary
Supremely gifted as a draftsman and fascinated from an early age by the highly linear art of Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Pablo Picasso made line drawings during each stage of his career, from the Blue and Rose Periods to Cubism to his Classical Period and beyond. Show More Summary
The Whitney Museum of American Art announced that David Breslin is joining the Museum?s staff as Richard DeMartini Family Curator and Director of the Collection. Currently the John R. Eckel, Jr. Chief Curator of the Menil Drawing Institute in Houston, Breslin will begin working at the Whitney in October. Show More Summary
Beginning August 19, the Menil Collection will present Sunset ? a film by Andy Warhol commissioned by John and Dominique de Menil in the mid1960s for a proposed ecumenical chapel at the 1968 San Antonio World?s Fair. The presentation...Show More Summary
The Menil Collection today announced one of the largest and most significant donations of artworks in the museum?s history, with the promised gifts of 110 important modern and contemporary drawings from the collections of trustees Janie C. Show More Summary
Houston native Rebecca Rabinow, currently curator-in-charge of the [Met Museum’s] new Leonard A. Lauder Research Center for Modern Art, takes up her new position in July.
Beyonce and Jay Z visited the Menil Collection in Houston and became instant living works of art!
The Board of Trustees of the Menil Collection today confirmed the appointment of one of America?s most distinguished and experienced curators and museum professionals, Rebecca Rabinow, to serve as the institution?s new director. Dr.Show More Summary
The Menil Collection presents the first retrospective in any U.S. museum devoted to the work of the American artist William N. Copley (1919-1996), creator of madcap narrative paintings, drawings, and installations in playful, ribald styles of his own invention. Show More Summary
Today Frieze announces Toby Kamps (Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Menil Collection, Houston) as the new curator of Spotlight. The section at Frieze Masters and Frieze New York for solo presentations of 20th-century art,...Show More Summary
Visitors to the Menil Collection have a rare opportunity this fall to experience works from the museum?s Surrealist collection in dialogue with one of the movement?s major figures ? Salvador Dalí. On loan from the Dalí Museum in St.Show More Summary
Researchers have analyzed brain activity data collected from more than 400 people who viewed an exhibit at the Menil Collection, offering evidence that useable brain data can be collected outside of a controlled laboratory setting. They also reported the first real-world demonstration of what happens in the brain as people observe artwork.
Researchers from the University of Houston have analyzed brain activity data collected from more than 400 people who viewed an exhibit at the Menil Collection, offering evidence that useable brain data can be collected outside of a controlled laboratory setting. Show More Summary
“Some of America’s greatest museums have been made when great collectors and great architects clicked, from the Frick Collection in New York to the Menil Collection in Houston. Though it is a pleasurable place to view extraordinary art, the Broad is not in the same class.”
“Franklin Sirmans has been at LACMA for five years; before that, he was curator of modern and contemporary art at the Menil Collection in Houston and curatorial advisor at the contemporary arts institution MoMA PS1. He was also a lecturer at Princeton University and Maryland Institute College of Art and was U.S. editor of the […]
Janet Hobby, President of the Board of Trustees of the Menil Collection, announced that the institution?s long-serving director, Josef Helfenstein, has accepted the opportunity to become director of the Kunstmuseum Basel and is expected to leave the Menil in late 2015, after a highly successful twelve-year tenure. Show More Summary
“Under Josef Helfenstein, the Menil doubled its annual attendance, increased its endowment by almost 54 percent, and added more than 1,000 works to the collection, including pieces by Jasper Johns, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, Richard Serra and Kara Walker.”
After 12 years, Josef Helfenstein will step down at the end of this year.