The Menil Collection

Members Noontime Talk: Of Heaven and Earth

Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 – Friday, Nov. 22, 2019

12:00 PM – 01:00 PM

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Max Ernst, Inside the Sight: The Egg (A l'intérieur de la vue: l'oeuf), 1929. Oil on canvas, 38 ¾ × 31 ¼ in. (98.4 × 79.4 cm). The Menil Collection, Houston, Formerly in the collection of Christophe de Menil. © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

One of John and Dominique de Menil’s earliest purchases was a fragment of a Late Period Egyptian bronze head likely representing the falcon god Horus. Over the years, the couple collected hundreds of depictions of winged deities and allegorical figures. Paul Davis, Curator of Collections, will show how disparate cultures, geographies, and periods of art all share fascinating connections in the new exhibition Collection Close-Up: Of Heaven and Earth.

Held every Friday for a small group, Member Noontime Talks make exhibitions more intimate and reveal the collection as never before. To sign up, please RSVP to membership@menil.org. If you are not currently a Menil Member, you can learn more and join here.

Members Noontime Talks are generously supported by Frost Bank.


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