Members Noontime Talk: Surrealism
Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 – Friday, Dec. 6, 2019
12:00 PM – 01:00 PM
Dorothea Tanning, Tourists of Prague III, 1961. The Menil Collection, Houston. © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
Did you know that we frequently rotate works from the permanent collection on view in the main building? Our Surrealism galleries have an entirely new installation of paintings, sculptures, and historic journals that range in date from 1920 to 1970. The display highlights lesser-known aspects of Surrealism, such as its engagement with painted abstraction. It includes one of Magritte’s very earliest paintings, Head of a Man, and Dorothea Tanning’s kaleidoscopic postwar canvas Tourists of Prague, which recently returned from the artist’s retrospective in Spain and England, and is pictured here.
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 email@example.com. 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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Special Offers / Dining
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Jean-Jacques Lequeu: Visionary Architect, Drawings from the Bibliothèque nationale de France
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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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