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.
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
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
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 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
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