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New Curator for Frieze New York' Spotlight: Toby Kamps

last weekArts : 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

3 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…

5 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

5 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

7 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

7 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“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

8 months agoArts : 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

11 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

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

last yearArts : 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

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

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

2 years 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

2 years agoArts : Modern Art Notes

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

3 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

3 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

3 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

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