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Mona Hatoum's first solo exhibition in the U.S. in twenty years opens at the Menil Collection

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

The London-based artist Mona Hatoum (b. 1952) creates work that addresses the growing unease of an ever-expanding world, one that is as technologically networked as it is politically fractured by war and exile. Investigating place and...Show More Summary

Houston's Major Museums Are Holding Up Against Hurricane Harvey

3 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

The Menil Collection, Museum of Fine Art Houston, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, and Houston Center for Photography report no damage to their collections and relatively little to their buildings - so far. The Rockport Center for the Arts in Corpus Christi, alas, hasn't been so lucky.

Menil Collection's New Drawing Institute Will Not Be Opening This Fall

4 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"The public opening of the MDI, originally scheduled for Oct. 7, has been postponed until sometime next year. Three planned exhibitions for the space are also being shuffled. Menil Collection director Rebecca Rabinow said the organization's earlier move-in plan was 'probably a little too aggressive.'"

Siberian Bear-Hunting Armor from the 1800s

Was this full-body spiked armor actually used for hunting bears? It’s hard to say. First of all currently there is one suit, its owners call it the Wildman suit. It is located in the The Menil Collection in Houston, Texas. This particular suit is part of an exhibit called Witnesses to a Surrealist Vision (Witnesses). Show More Summary

Houston's Menil Collection To Close For Eight Months Next Year

6 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

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.

What to Do When Priceless Art Meets Hungry Insects | Conservation Lab

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 opens exhibition of works by William N. Copley

last yearArts : Artdaily

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

The Menil Collection presents first exhibition to explore the essential role of line drawing in Picasso's practice

last yearArts : Artdaily

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

David Breslin to join the Whitney's Curatorial Department

last yearArts : Artdaily

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

The Menil Collection presents Andy Warhol's Sunset

last yearArts : Artdaily

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

2 years 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

2 years agoArts : Modern Art Notes

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

2 years agoArts : 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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…

2 years 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.”

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