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The Menil to receive major gifts of drawings from trustees Janie C. Lee and Louisa Stude Sarofim

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

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

Menil Collection In Houston Selects Met Curator As Its Next Director

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 Become Living Works Of Art After Museum Visit

Beyonce and Jay Z visited the Menil Collection in Houston and became instant living works of art!

The Menil Collection appoints curator and scholar Dr. Rebecca Rabinow as new Director

last monthArts : Artdaily

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 U.S. museum exhibition of the work of William N. Copley

4 months agoArts : Artdaily

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

New Curator for Frieze New York' Spotlight: Toby Kamps

5 months agoArts : Artdaily

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

Menil Collection reinstalls celebrated Surrealist galleries to create dialogue with Dalí

7 months agoArts : Artdaily

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

Searching for answers in the real world

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.

Searching for answers in the real world

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

The Broad Museum – A Play For Greatness That…

9 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“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.”

Miami’s Perez Museum Chooses A New Director

10 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“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 […]

Josef Helfenstein, Director of the Menil Collection, to become Director of Kunstmuseum Basel

11 months agoArts : Artdaily

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

Menil Collection Director To Step Down

“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.”

Menil Collection Director Leaving for Kunstmuseum Basel

After 12 years, Josef Helfenstein will step down at the end of this year.

89-Year Old Magnetic Art Pioneer Debuts in U.S.

Installation view of Takis: The Fourth Dimension on view at The Menil Collection, Houston. Photo: Paul Hester A nail clashes against wire via electromagnetic forces and is captured by a guitar pick-up in Musical – M. 013 (2000), one of 25 pieces that comprise the first ever U.S. Show More Summary

Thomas J. Lax receives the Menil Collection's 2015 Walter Hopps Award for Curatorial Achievement

last yearArts : Artdaily

Josef Helfenstein, Director of the Menil Collection, announced that Thomas J. Lax, Associate Curator in the Department of Media and Performance Art at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, has been chosen as the seventh recipient of the biennial Walter Hopps Award for Curatorial Achievement. Show More Summary

Top Posts On AJBlogs For 03.29.15

Menil Collection Starts Drawing Center AJBlog: Real Clear ArtsPublished 2015-03-29 Growing the Pie Together: Fostering Giving Networks in the Arts AJBlog: Field NotesPublished 2015-03-29 Weekend Extra: Thad Jones Revisited AJBlog: RiffTidesPublished...Show More Summary

Rice University Art Gallery commissions Japanese artist Yusuke Asai to create installation

2 years agoArts : Artdaily

Rice University Art Gallery has commissioned Japanese artist Yusuke Asai to create a new installation in conjunction with The Menil Collection?s exhibition, Experiments with Truth: Gandhi and Images of Nonviolence. Asai paints with different types of mud, dust, soil, and other natural materials he finds locally. Show More Summary

Rock Star: Doug Pray on Levitated Mass, the Documentary

2 years agoArts / Graphic Design : UnBeige

Michael Heizer is an artist whose work you tend to stumble upon—perhaps literally, in the case of the bewitching ribbons of rusting steel embedded in the lawn of the Menil Collection—and then can’t stop thinking about. He made headlines...Show More Summary

Hollywood Glamour Coming to MFA Boston

2 years agoArts / Graphic Design : UnBeige

Sartorially speaking, the summer has belonged to the idiosyncratic, emotionally fraught fashion genius known as Charles James, the subject of exhibitions at both New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Menil Collection. The glamour...Show More Summary

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