Members Noontime Talk: Of Heaven and Earth
Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 – Friday, Nov. 22, 2019
12:00 PM – 01:00 PM
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
HOURS & ADMISSION
Wednesday - Sunday, 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Closed Monday and Tuesday
- Free Hours: Always free!
Directions & Parking
- Free Parking
- Street Parking
- The Menil Collection parking lot is located on West Alabama between Mandell and Mulberry. Street parking is available in the surrounding neighborhood.
Special Offers / Dining
Bistro Menil offers European-inspired, American fare paired with craft beer, cask wine, and thoughtfully selected wines by the glass or bottle.
Events at The Menil Collection
Oct. 4 – Jan. 5, 2020
Jean-Jacques Lequeu: Visionary Architect, Drawings from the Bibliothèque nationale de France
Sep. 13 – Feb. 2, 2020
Mapa Wiya (Your Map’s Not Needed): Australian Aboriginal Art from the Fondation Opale
Nov. 14 – Nov. 14, 2019
Barry Bergdoll Lecture: Jean-Jacques Lequeu: The Architectural Imagination in the Age of Reason
Nov. 15 – Nov. 15, 2019
Public Opening of Collection Close-Up: Of Heaven and Earth
Nov. 16 – Nov. 16, 2019
Da Camera: Stop, Look and Listen! Young Artists Respond to Mapa Wiya
Nov. 22 – Nov. 22, 2019
Concert: Maki Namekawa Performs Philip Glass’s First Piano Sonata
Dec. 5 – Dec. 5, 2019
Professor Fred Myers Lecture: The Work of Art: The Gift and Invitation of Indigenous Australian Art
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