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Dream project: $40 million Menil Drawing Institute finds innovative ways to tame the light

By Joel Luks

When Menil Collection director Josef Helfenstein first placed a phone call to Los Angeles-based architecture firm Johnston Marklee's founders Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee, he posed two que ...

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Menil Byzantine Chapel is reborn as Infinity Machine with dazzling mirrors & voices from the planets

By Tarra Gaines

Stand on the Menil Collection campus and listen closely because you just might hear the symphony of the universe coming from the former Byzantine Fresco Chapel, now known as the BFC. The chapel ...

Menil Collection Lecture: "Takis and the Fourth Dimensions and Invisible Energies of 20th Century Art" with Linda Dalrymple Henderson

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Hailed as a classic study, Linda Dalrymple Henderson's The Fourth Dimension and Non-Euclidean Geometry in Modern Art presented new perspectives on the spatial and the spiritual in modern art. I

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Charity Challenge spotlight: Houston Museum District Association touts cultural destinations for all

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Houston's a city of great giving and the CultureMap Charity Challenge, presented by Yellow Cab, aims to highlight that. CultureMap selected 12 deserving nonprofits to compete for a grand prize ...

Artist Talk: Jason Moran's Holed Up

The Menil Collection

This public discussion is held on the occasion of the world premiere of Da Camera's commission of a new multimedia performance work, Holed Up, inspired by the holdings of Rauschenberg at the Me

Lecture and book signing: The Red Handkerchief by Yvonne Ward-Hughes

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At age 19, Yvonne Ward-Hughes' mother, Maria Spronk-Hughes, joined a resistance group in Amsterdam and performed acts of sabotage against the Nazis. At age 22, she was arrested by the Gestapo a

Meta-Four Houston presents "Voices of Nonviolence heard through poetry and memoir"

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The young poets of Meta-Four Houston of Writers in the Schools will perform poems in response to Experiments with Truth: Gandhi and Images of Nonviolence. Ranked internationally and a top slam-poet

Conversation with Anthony Pinn, Monica Miller and Bernard "Bun B" Freeman: "The Influence of Gandhi and King on Hip-Hop Culture"

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Hip-hop culture draws from a range of sources, including the teachings and strategies of Martin Luther King Jr. and by extension Gandhi. This conversation among Rice professor Anthony Pinn,&nb

Da Camera presents pianist Sarah Rothenberg in "Becoming Modern: Music and Art in Paris"

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Drawing inspiration from the French artists represented in the Menil Collection's concurrent exhibit of masterpieces from Eugène Delacrox to Paul Cezanne, Da Camera artistic director Sar

Menil Collection art opening: Takis: The Fourth Dimension

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Born Panagiotis Vassilakis in Athens in 1925, Takis is world-renowned for his explorations of the gap between art and science. Since the mid-1950s, he has continually pushed into new aesthetic terr

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