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

6 months 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

7 months 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

8 months 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

'fresh: Haim Steinbach and Objects from the Permanent Collection' on view at the Menil Collection

9 months agoArts : Artdaily

fresh: Haim Steinbach and Objects from the Permanent Collection is an exhibition of sculpture and other works from the Menil Collection organized in collaboration with New York-based artist Haim Steinbach. Since the late 1970s, Steinbach's three- dimensional work has involved the display of preexisting things. Show More Summary

NYT: Dia co-founders sue over deaccessioning

NYTer Randy Kennedy is reporting that two of the founders of the Dia Art Foundation, Heiner Friedrich and Fariha de Menil Friedrich, are suing Dia over its attempt to auction off works from its collection. MAN was the first to report on their opposition to Dia director Philippe Vergne’s attempt to deaccession major works from Dia’s [...]

RIP Walter de Maria, 77

2 years agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Numerous news outlets are reporting that Walter de Maria has died. He was 77. I’ve written about de Maria’s art several times here, including: My 2005 visit to The Lightning Field, and on the occasion of a 2007 Menil Collection acquisition. I wish I’d written about the work shown at left: de Maria’s The 2000 Sculpture, [...]

Menil Collection moves forward with its campus plan to create a new landscape design

2 years agoArts : Artdaily

Josef Helfenstein, director of the Menil Collection, today announced the appointment of Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (MVVA) to enhance and expand the landscape design of the institution?s 30-acre campus in the heart of Houston....Show More Summary

Late Surrealism: Exhibition at the Menil Collection revisits a pivotal moment in 20th century art

2 years agoArts : Artdaily

One of the most profound shifts in the history of modernism took place in New York City in the 1930s and 40s, as artists from Europe took refuge in the United States, and the radical forms of figurative art they brought with them prompted and competed against an impulse toward abstraction among American artists. Show More Summary

Inside the Houston Home of Philanthropist Dominique de Menil — Lonny Magazine

Throughout their lifetime, Dominique de Menil and her husband John amassed one of the world's finest private collections of 20th-century art, which later became Houston's Menil Collection. But in 1948, they were just a young couple looking to building a home for their growing family. Show More Summary

Texas Roundup Part 4: “The Progress of Love” at the Menil Collection

by Johnathan Blaustein The day after my three hour “War/Photography” marathon, I paid a visit to the Menil Collection. It’s located on a beautiful little side street with grandiose trees and well-kept sidewalks. Tow-headed little Texan kids frolic on large public sculptures jutting up out of the grass-covered park next door. It was downright serene. [...]

Woman Vandalizes Iconic Delacroix Painting at the Louvre

2 years agoArts : Hyperallergic

What is it with art vandalism these days? First there was the Picasso at the Menil Collection last summer, then the Rothko at the Tate Modern. Now a woman has defaced Delacroix's "Liberty Leading the People" at an outpost of the Louvre. Is this some kind of weird, terrible trend?

How Not to Handle an Art Controversy

Earlier this month, the Menil Collection in Houston, Texas, removed a small oak tree from its sculpture garden—a story of little to no note, right? But just as the mighty oak grows from a tiny acorn, from that oak sapling springs a tale of art controversy of massive consequences. Show More Summary

"Mouton De Laine" from the collection Of Adelaide De Menil and Edmund S. Carpenter to be offered at Christie's

2 years agoArts : Artdaily

NEW YORK, NY.- Christie?s announced that it will offer property from the distinguished collection of Adelaide de Menil and Edmund S. Carpenter as a highlight of its fall sales season. On November 14, 2012, the most important flock of...Show More Summary

"Dear John & Dominique": Letters and drawings from the Menil archives on view at the Menil Collection

3 years agoArts : Artdaily

HOUSTON, TX.- Architect Philip Johnson referred to the couple as ?my first clients, my best clients, the clients who found all my other clients, founders of my career, good friends, good critics, and courageous appreciators of art.?Show More Summary

ArtSmart Roundtable: The Menil Collection in Houston, Texas

Art Smart exterior, Menil Collection Beginning in 1971, with the opening of the Rothko Chapel, the de Menil family had big plans for this neighborhood in Houston, Texas. The Chapel is a structure designed to house the paintings of Abstract Expressionist artist, Mark Rothko and a place for reflection and spirituality, regardless of your god. Show More Summary

Exhibition at the Menil Collection explores the realm of silence in modern and contemporary art

3 years agoArts : Artdaily

HOUSTON, TX.- ?Whether experienced as a source of inspiration, enigmatic force, or unsettling limbo zone, silence is elusive in today?s world. Inspired by John Cage?s 1952 groundbreaking composition 4?33? (and the 100th anniversary of...Show More Summary

Houston man charged with vandalizing 1929 Picasso at the city's Menil Collection

3 years agoArts : Artdaily

HOUSTON (AP).- Houston police are searching for a man now charged with vandalizing a 1929 Pablo Picasso painting in an act that was caught on video. Uriel Landeros of Houston was charged Friday with felony graffiti and criminal mischief for spray painting the artwork titled "Woman in a Red Armchair" at the city's Menil Collection. Show More Summary

Picasso Painting Vandalized At Houston's Menil Collection

Art vandalism isn’t anything new. Raphael’s previously defaced and whitewashed erotic frescos inside the Papal Apartments at the Vatican come to mind. However, last week, a slightly less scandalous painting - Pablo Picasso’s 1929 “Women in a Red Armchair” - was vandalized at Houston’s The Menil Collection. [ more › ]

The Evolving and Bizarre Story of Houston's Vandalized Picasso

3 years agoArts : Hyperallergic

Poor Picasso. His "Femme au fauteuil rouge (Woman in a Red Armchair)" (1929) was vandalized last week at Houston's Menil Collection and the artist claiming responsibility for the action, Uriel Llanderos, has essentially been bragging about his bravado on his rather sparse Facebook page. But the story doesn't stop there.

Picasso painting vandalized at Menil Collection could be saved

3 years agoArts : Culture Monster

The Menil Collection in Texas is attempting to save a painting by Pablo Picasso that was vandalized recently with spray paint. The incident, which was captured on video and posted to YouTube, involved a man using black spray paint to deface Picasso's 1932 "Woman in Red Armchair."

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