Film screening: A Valentine for Bert

Photo by Priscilla Dickson

The Menil Collection, in partnership with the Houston Museum of African American Culture and Houston Cinema Arts Society, presents a Valentine's Day tribute to artist Bert L. Long Jr. At this program in the Menil foyer guests will be treated to the film and a wine reception for the artist.

The hour-long documentary, Bert, explores the life and art of the esteemed Rome Prize winner as seen through the eyes of collectors, colleagues, gallerists and friends. Narrated by artist John Alexander, Bert reflects on the long and storied career as told by admirers such as Valerie Cassel Oliver, senior curator at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston; Leslie King Hammond, founding director of the Maryland Institute College of Art Center for Race and Culture; Peter Marzio, the late director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Rick Lowe and Floyd Newsum of Project Row Houses; as well as artists and collectors such as David McGee, Jesse Lott, Dick DeGuerin and Marilyn Oshman.



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


Admission is free.
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