Event Series Janet Sobel: All-Over

Janet Sobel: All-Over

The Menil Collection 1533 Sul Ross Street, Houston, TX, United States

The Menil Collection will open "Janet Sobel: All-Over" on February 23, 2024, featuring some thirty paintings and drawings made by artist Janet Sobel (1893–1968). This exhibition, the first to focus on Sobel’s highly accomplished and influential abstract paintings, will explore the artist’s work as one of the first to pioneer a new approach to modern […]

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Abstraction after Modernism: Recent Acquisitions

The Menil Collection 1533 Sul Ross Street, Houston, TX, United States

"Abstraction after Modernism: Recent Acquisitions" highlights work made by succeeding generations of artists who forged new paths in their approaches to non-representational art. The exhibition brings together acquisitions made by the Menil over the past fifteen years, including work by Agnes Denes, Suzan Frecon, Sam Gilliam, Ellsworth Kelly, Rick Lowe, and Richard Serra.

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Event Series Gabriel Lester: Odeon

Gabriel Lester: Odeon

Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston 4173 Elgin St The University of Houston, Fine Arts Building, Houston, TX, United States

The Blaffer Art Museum is proud to present the first solo museum exhibition in the United States of preeminent European artist Gabriel Lester, who has gained an international standing for his art, performance, and film as well as his dynamic public art installations. Across his now decades-long career, Lester has developed a captivating cinematic lens […]

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Cian Dayrit: Liberties Were Taken

Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston 4173 Elgin St The University of Houston, Fine Arts Building, Houston, TX, United States

The phrase “counter-cartographies” describes Manila-based artist Cian Dayrit interdisciplinary practice of transforming historic maps into portraits of contemporary social conditions. Employing counter- cartography as an approach, Dayrit charts histories of imperialism, industrialization, and systems of subjugation that shape geographical boundaries and cultural narratives around the world. In Summer 2024, Blaffer will present Dayrit’s first solo […]

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Cian Dayrit: Liberties Were Taken

Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston 4173 Elgin St The University of Houston, Fine Arts Building, Houston, TX, United States

The Blaffer Art Museum is proud to present Liberties Were Taken the first solo museum exhibition in the United States of works by Manila-based artist Cian Dayrit. Known globally for cartographic artworks, Dayrit investigates notions of power and identity represented and reproduced in monuments, museums, and maps. The exhibition brings together site-specific installations, embroidered textiles, […]

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Moon Party

The Menil Collection 1533 Sul Ross Street, Houston, TX, United States

Celebrate this day in 1969, when astronauts first stepped on the Moon as part of the Apollo 11 mission. This lunar-focused event includes a conversation with an astronaut, an outdoor stargazing soundtrack provided by Peter Lucas, NASA footage projections, and telescopes to view the full moon.

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Event Series Janet Sobel: All-Over

Janet Sobel: All-Over

The Menil Collection 1533 Sul Ross Street, Houston, TX, United States

The Menil Collection will open "Janet Sobel: All-Over" on February 23, 2024, featuring some thirty paintings and drawings made by artist Janet Sobel (1893–1968). This exhibition, the first to focus on Sobel’s highly accomplished and influential abstract paintings, will explore the artist’s work as one of the first to pioneer a new approach to modern […]

Free

Abstraction after Modernism: Recent Acquisitions

The Menil Collection 1533 Sul Ross Street, Houston, TX, United States

"Abstraction after Modernism: Recent Acquisitions" highlights work made by succeeding generations of artists who forged new paths in their approaches to non-representational art. The exhibition brings together acquisitions made by the Menil over the past fifteen years, including work by Agnes Denes, Suzan Frecon, Sam Gilliam, Ellsworth Kelly, Rick Lowe, and Richard Serra.

Free
Event Series Gabriel Lester: Odeon

Gabriel Lester: Odeon

Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston 4173 Elgin St The University of Houston, Fine Arts Building, Houston, TX, United States

The Blaffer Art Museum is proud to present the first solo museum exhibition in the United States of preeminent European artist Gabriel Lester, who has gained an international standing for his art, performance, and film as well as his dynamic public art installations. Across his now decades-long career, Lester has developed a captivating cinematic lens […]

Free

Cian Dayrit: Liberties Were Taken

Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston 4173 Elgin St The University of Houston, Fine Arts Building, Houston, TX, United States

The phrase “counter-cartographies” describes Manila-based artist Cian Dayrit interdisciplinary practice of transforming historic maps into portraits of contemporary social conditions. Employing counter- cartography as an approach, Dayrit charts histories of imperialism, industrialization, and systems of subjugation that shape geographical boundaries and cultural narratives around the world. In Summer 2024, Blaffer will present Dayrit’s first solo […]

Free

Cian Dayrit: Liberties Were Taken

Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston 4173 Elgin St The University of Houston, Fine Arts Building, Houston, TX, United States

The Blaffer Art Museum is proud to present Liberties Were Taken the first solo museum exhibition in the United States of works by Manila-based artist Cian Dayrit. Known globally for cartographic artworks, Dayrit investigates notions of power and identity represented and reproduced in monuments, museums, and maps. The exhibition brings together site-specific installations, embroidered textiles, […]

Free

Curator Talk: Sophie Asakura on On Kawara

The Menil Collection 1533 Sul Ross Street, Houston, TX, United States

Sophie Asakura, Curatorial Assistant, Modern and Contemporary Art, discusses three On Kawara date paintings from the Today series (1966–2013) on loan from Glenstone, Potomac, MD and on view in the Menil Collection main building foyer.

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