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Menil Collection Illustrated Talk: "Gandhi and the Politics of Visual Representation" by Vinay Lal

The Menil Collection

Vinay Lal, a Johns Hopkins-trained historian who teaches at UCLA, has written extensively about Gandhi. His talk will examine Gandhi's life and work in the light of various forms of visual repr


Da Camera presents "From Dowland to Britten: Nicholas Phan, tenor and Eliot Fisk, guitar"

The Menil Collection

Two world-renowned artists team up for an intimate program of English music. When not composing operas, Benjamin Britten was an avid explorer of traditional folk songs, arranged primarily for his l


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After nearly two years behind bars, Menil graffiti tagger talks prison, parole and his Picasso attack

By Tyler Rudick

More than two years after spray-painting a Picasso at the Menil Collection, Uriel Landeros says he still receives the occasional piece of hate mail. But fresh from a 20-month stint in the Texa ...


Road to Peace

Monumental Menil exhibit looks at the hard and dangerous road to peace for nonviolence advocates

By Tarra Gaines

Violence is sexy, at least that’s how it’s often depicted in pop culture and even art. Nonviolence, though, that’s a bit tougher to picture. Could nonviolence take the form of ...


Film screening: Man, Art, Machines

The Menil Collection

Man, Art, Machines (directed by William Colville, 1969, 30 minutes) explores The Machine as Seen at the End of the Mechanical Age, an exhibition driven by a 1960s sense of technological optimism th


Conversation with the Artist: Mimi Swartz and Dario Robleto

The Menil Collection

Author Mimi Swartz, an executive editor of Texas Monthly, talks with Dario Robleto about her upcoming book tracing the history of the artificial human heart. Much of this tale of ambition and innov


Conversation with the Artist: Patrick Feaster and Dario Robleto

The Menil Collection

In 2008, Patrick Feaster, a researcher and educator specializing in early sound media, and his colleagues revolutionized the field of historical sound recording. They suggested that attempts to rec


Illustrated Lecture with Artist Dario Robleto: The Boundary of Life is Quietly Crossed

Dario Robleto has explored love, loss, grief and other universal aspects of the human condition throughout his career, often distilling these complex states into meditations on fragility and change


Menil Collection art opening reception: Dario Robleto: The Boundary of Life is Quietly Crossed

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Dario Robleto: The Boundary of Life is Quietly Crossed weaves together a diverse collection of sounds, ideas, personal narratives and scientific and technological research to link two remarkable un


Conversation with the Artist: Ann Druyan and Dario Robleto

The Menil Collection

In 1977, Ann Druyan, executive producer and writer for the Emmy-nominated series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, became the creative director of the Golden Record. As part of the team of seven headed


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