Contemporary Arts Museum Houston opening reception: The Evolution of Neglect: Scenes of Ruin and Ruins from The Menil Collection

Photo by Janet Woodard

The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston's Teen Council presents The Evolution of Neglect: Scenes of Ruin and Ruins from The Menil Collection, featuring a selection of photographs by 15 artists. Through varying scenes that portray subtle signs of existence to depictions of barren landscapes, the exhibition traces the complex narrative of an evolving world through images of life and lifelessness. Conceived out of conversations between Michelle White, curator at The Menil Collection, and Jamal Cyrus, education associate and Teen Council coordinator at CAMH, the partnership between the two organizations aims to present Teen Council with the exceptional opportunity to build a museum-quality exhibition.

The Teen Council, who is employed by CAMH to help create programming for their peers, was granted rare access to the Menil's unparalleled collection of contemporary art, focusing on their photography collection, and was empowered to organize an exhibition from the ground up, a process that is loaded with discovery and educational rewards.

On view through April 27.



Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
5216 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006


Admission is free.
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