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Theaster Gates and the Black Monks of Mississippi in concert

The Menil Collection

Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates combines strategies of urban planning, object making and performance. Founder of the nonprofit Rebuild Foundation, Gates is a professor and the director of Arts


Aurora Picture Show presents "Mark Tribe: The Port Huron Project (2006-2009)"

The Menil Collection

A central question of Mark Tribe's artistic practice asks how media and technology have shaped the way politics are performed. The Port Huron Project (2006-2009) is a series of reenactments of


Film screening: Street by James Nares

The Menil Collection

Street is an unscripted high-definition video recorded over one week in September 2011. Born in London in 1953, artist Jim Nares has lived and worked in New York since 1974.


Lecture: "Recovering a Vision of Gandhi and His Meaning for the 21st Century" by Reverend James Lawson Jr.

Introduced to Mohandas Gandhi's philosophy of nonviolence as a Methodist missionary in India, the Rev. James Lawson brought those strategies with him when he joined Dr. Martin Luther King 


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


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