The Menil Collection presents Conversation with Sean Mooney: Introducing Edmund Carpenter

Edmund Carpenter
Edmund Carpenter Photo by Adelaide de Menil

Over the course of his life, Edmund Carpenter (1922–2011) was an archeologist, visual anthropologist, media theorist, filmmaker, teacher, and author. With his wife Adelaide de Menil, he was a collector of ethnographic art. His installation, Witnesses, is on permanent view in Menil’s Surrealist galleries. He curated the exhibition Upside Down in Paris’ Musée du quai Branly and later at The Menil Collection.

Sean Mooney, curator of the Edmund Carpenter Collection and of the exhibition MicroCosmos​, will discuss Carpenter’s life and achievements.


Event Details


12.2.15 | 7:00 pm


The Menil Collection
1533 Sul Ross St.
Houston, TX 77006


Ticket Info

Admission is free.