On display until January 29th, The Menil Collection is celebrating its 30th anniversary since its opening in 1987 with a showing of thirty works from the collection. A hidden gem tucked away in a quaint neighbordhood in Houston Texas, the collection is home to some of the most prominent art from the twentieth century. Over 17,000 works are in the permanent collection, all contained within the Renzo Piano designed museum and its accompanying centers including the Cy Twombly Gallery, the one of a kind, Rothko Chapel, and the Dan Flavin Installation.
Also unique to the Menil, “are the absence of displays that allow the objects and works of art to speak for themselves—there are no ‘didactics’ on the wall or media in the galleries—the Menil philosophy is to foster each individual’s direct, personal encounter with works of art. The display of carefully chosen artworks in sympathetic settings are Menil hallmarks.”
Thirty Works For Thirty Years
Curated by Associate Curator Clare Elliott, the show highlights key paintings, sculptures, and drawings from the permanent collection. The works include native objects from all over the world, surrealist works from the likes of Max Ernst and Magritte, and contemporary artworks from the likes of Andy Warhol and Maurizio Cattelan.
Explore the thirty works below.