The Dream Colony: A Life in Art by Walter Hopps

Menil Collection 1533 Sul Ross St, Houston, TX

Before his death in 2005, curator and Menil founding director Walter Hopps was working on his distinctive memoir, which has been completed and published by artist and writer Anne Doran and New Yorker fiction editor Deborah Treisman. Menil director Rebecca Rabinow will be in conversation with Treisman and Doran about this new book, which New …

Beethoven for All: Harlem Quartet

Menil Collection 1533 Sul Ross St, Houston, TX

A Beethoven for All event with Harlem Quartet Beethoven: String Quartet in C Major, Op. 59, No. 3, “Hero” The Harlem Quartet (Ilmar Gavilán, violin; Melissa White, violin; Jaime Amador, viola; Felix Umansky, cello) Harlem Quartet advances diversity in classical music while engaging new audiences with varied repertoire that includes works by minority composers. Their …

Stop, Look, and Listen! Harlem Quartet

Menil Collection 1533 Sul Ross St, Houston, TX

Don’t miss this special opportunity to hear the Grammy Award-winning Harlem Quartet perform string quartets by Ludwig van Beethoven. This concert is part of a year-long series of free events in which Da Camera is presenting the complete cycle of Beethoven string quartets. For more on this series, visit http://www.dacamera.com/. All public programs are free …

Stop, Look, and Listen! Latin Jazz on the Lawn

Menil Collection 1533 Sul Ross St, Houston, TX

Come enjoy an afternoon of music with the Menil neighborhood as a backdrop. Da Camera's Stop, Look, and Listen! series continues with the Will Cruz Quartet. All public programs are free and open to the public. Seating is limited. For the latest information, visit https://www.menil.org/events/public-programs. In addition to public programs, the Menil offers exclusive events …

Public Opening of Mona Hatoum: Terra Infirma

Menil Collection 1533 Sul Ross St, Houston, TX

The public are invited to attend a reception celebrating the opening of Mona Hatoum: Terra Infirma. More on the exhibition: https://www.menil.org/exhibitions/247-mona-hatoum-terra-infirma All public programs are free and open to the public. Seating is limited. For the latest information, visit https://www.menil.org/events/public-programs. In addition to public programs, the Menil offers exclusive events for members. For information on …

Mona Hatoum at the Menil

Menil Collection 1533 Sul Ross St, Houston, TX

Mona Hatoum on her exhibition Mona Hatoum: Terra Infirma "When I went to London in 1975 for what was meant to be a brief visit, I got stranded there because the war broke out in Lebanon, and that created a kind of dislocation, manifests itself in my work,” Hatoum told writer and artist Janine Antoni. …

Quatuor Mosaiques

Menil Collection 1533 Sul Ross St, Houston, TX

Haydn: String Quartet in D Major, Op. 33, No. 6 Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 13 Beethoven: String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 132 Quatuor Mosaiques (Erich Höbarth, violin; Andrea Bischof, violin; Anita Mitterer, viola; Christophe Coin, cello) The string quartet evolved as music-making for accomplished amateurs and professionals in intimate, …

A Stranger I Arrive, A Stranger I Depart

Menil Collection 1533 Sul Ross St, Houston, TX

A Stranger I Arrive, A Stranger I Depart Schubert’s Winterreise Tyler Duncan, baritone; Sarah Rothenberg, piano “I cannot choose the time of my journey, I must make my own way in this darkness.” – from Winterreise’s opening song, Good-Night Schubert’s stunning song cycle of a solitary wanderer without shelter is presented in the context of …

A Stranger I Arrive, A Stranger I Depart

Menil Collection 1533 Sul Ross St, Houston, TX

A Stranger I Arrive, A Stranger I Depart Schubert’s Winterreise Tyler Duncan, baritone; Sarah Rothenberg, piano “I cannot choose the time of my journey, I must make my own way in this darkness.” – from Winterreise’s opening song, Good-Night Schubert’s stunning song cycle of a solitary wanderer without shelter is presented in the context of …

Jed Perl on Alexander Calder

Menil Collection 1533 Sul Ross St, Houston, TX

Calder, The Conquest of Time, The Early Years: 1898-1940 Reading & Book Signing with author Jed Perl Though he passed away more than forty years ago, Alexander Calder forged a permanent spot as one of America’s most beloved artists. Immerse yourself in Calder’s world with author and renowned art critic Jed Perl, who has written …

Hopps Award Lecture: Reem Fadda

Menil Collection 1533 Sul Ross St, Houston, TX

Based in Ramallah, Palestine, and Amman, Jordan, Palestinian curator Reem Fadda is the eighth recipient of the biennial Walter Hopps Award for Curatorial Achievement. Get a firsthand account of Fadda’s recent research on contemporary art from Africa and the Middle East. Named for the Menil Collection’s founding director and chosen by a distinguished jury, the …

Jillian Conrad on Mona Hatoum

Menil Collection 1533 Sul Ross St, Houston, TX

This is the first of three gallery talks given by local sculptors on Mona Hatoum’s work. Jillian Conrad is an artist and Associate Professor of Sculpture at the University of Houston. Recent exhibitions include Silent h at Central Features, Albuquerque; Exact Nature at Devin Borden Gallery, Houston; and Sites and Settlements at the Behal Feier …

Stop, Look, and Listen! 30 Years of Music and Art

Menil Collection 1533 Sul Ross St, Houston, TX

The Da Camera Young Artists present a concert noting the rich relationship between Da Camera and the Menil Collection. Both organizations are celebrating their 30th anniversaries this season and since their inceptions have partnered to explore the intersection of art and music. All public programs are free and open to the public. Seating is limited. …

Free: Stop, Look and Listen!

Menil Collection 1533 Sul Ross St, Houston, TX

The Da Camera Young Artists present a concert noting the rich relationship between Da Camera and the Menil Collection. Both organizations are celebrating their 30th anniversaries this season and since their inceptions have partnered to explore the intersection of art and music. Featuring members of the Da Camera Young Artist Program. Check back for program …

Poetry Reading with Naomi Shihab Nye

Menil Collection 1533 Sul Ross St, Houston, TX

Describing herself as a “wandering poet,” Naomi Shihab Nye has been the author and/or editor of more than thirty volumes. This original poetry performance was developed as a response to the exhibition Mona Hatoum: Terra Infirma. All public programs are free and open to the public. Seating is limited. For the latest information, visit https://www.menil.org/events/public-programs. …

Joseph Havel on Mona Hatoum

Menil Collection 1533 Sul Ross St, Houston, TX

This is the second of three gallery talks given by local sculptors on Mona Hatoum’s work. Born in Minneapolis, sculptor Joseph Havel has a B.F.A. from the University of Minnesota and an M.F.A. from Pennsylvania State University, both in studio arts. His work has been exhibited in the U.K., Spain, France, and Ukraine. Havel is …

Films of Mona Hatoum

Menil Collection 1533 Sul Ross St, Houston, TX

Spend an evening with members of the Houston Palestine Film Festival and their invited scholars and artists for a screening and discussion of several fascinating short films by Mona Hatoum, including Measures of Distance, Roadworks, So Much I Want To Say, and Changing Parts. All public programs are free and open to the public. Seating …

On 1971, A Year in the Life of Color

Menil Collection 1533 Sul Ross St, Houston, TX

Renowned scholar and art historian Darby English teaches at University of Chicago. He is the author of 1971, A Year in the Life of Color, which explores in great detail the exhibitions Contemporary Black Artists in America, at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and The DeLuxe Show, a racially integrated abstract art exhibition that …

Surreal Soirée

Menil Collection 1533 Sul Ross St, Houston, TX

Unleash the unconscious, unveil the unexpected, and savor the surprise as the Menil Contemporaries invite you to celebrate the Menil Collection’s 30th anniversary at a Surreal Soirée. Inspired by the Menil’s world-renowned collection of Surrealist art, the evening includes hors d’oeuvres by Jackson and Company and specialty cocktails, as well as the décor by Bergner …

Lisa Lapinski Gallery Talk on Mona Hatoum

Menil Collection 1533 Sul Ross St, Houston, TX

This is the third of three gallery talks given by local sculptors on Mona Hatoum’s work. Sculptor Lisa Lapinski creates dense, formally complex sculptures, which utilize both the language of traditional craft and advanced semiotics. Her work has been exhibited widely in the U.S. and Europe, and she was included in the 2006 Whitney Biennial. …

From Renaissance to Reich: Mahan Esfahani, harpsichord

Menil Collection 1533 Sul Ross St, Houston, TX

Thomas Tomkins: Pavan Giles Farnaby: Woody-Cock Henry Cowell: Set of Four Viktor Kalabis: Three Aquarelles Kaija Saariaho: Jardin Secret II J.S. Bach: Toccata in C Minor, BWV 911 Steve Reich: Piano Phase Mahan Esfahani, Harpsichordist almost single-handedly reintroduced the harpsichord into the mainstream of concert life. The Iranian-American musician was honored in 2015 with the …

Noah Simblist on Mona Hatoum

Menil Collection 1533 Sul Ross St, Houston, TX

Noah Simblist presents "Walking the Length of a Knife's Edge: Mona Hatoum's Contradictions" Mona Hatoum’s work operates in the borderlands between aesthetic categories, identities, and nation states. This lecture will analyze a series of her works to unpack the relationship between forms of social, material, and imagistic displacement. Noah Simblist is Chair of Painting and …

Rebecca Solnit Lecture and Book Signing

Menil Collection 1533 Sul Ross St, Houston, TX

Hear renowned writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit speak about her current projects and her essay in the exhibition catalog for "Mona Hatoum: Terra Infirma." Solnit has written extensively on such themes as feminism, western and indigenous history, social change and insurrection, wandering and walking, and hope and disaster. She has received a Guggenheim, the …

Da Camera Presents: Beethoven for All: Stop, Look and Listen!

Menil Collection 1533 Sul Ross St, Houston, TX

Da Camera presents 'Beethoven for All: Stop, Look and Listen!' as part of the Beethoven for All series on Saturday, April 14 at 3pm. The performances features members of the Da Camera Young Artist Program. Stop, Look and Listen! is a series of free chamber music and jazz concerts presented in one of Houston’s most …

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