The Menil Collection

Public Opening of Roni Horn: When I Breathe, I Draw

Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 – Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019

07:00 PM – 09:00 PM


Roni Horn, Or 7, 2014. Powdered pigment, graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, and varnish on paper. Sheet: 109 ½ × 101 ½ in. (278.1 × 257.8 cm) Frame: 113 ¾ × 106 1/8 × 3 ½ in. (288.9 × 269.6 × 8.9 cm) Glenstone Museum, Potomac, Maryland. © Roni Horn

Join us for the opening reception of Roni Horn: When I Breathe, I Draw, Part I in the Menil Drawing Institute.

For over thirty years drawing has been fundamental to the practice of contemporary American artist Roni Horn (b. 1955), whose work revolves around the mutability of identity and the fragility of place, time, and language. Roni Horn: When I Breathe, I Draw presents a selected survey of the artist’s drawings from the early 1980s to her most recent work on paper.

The first part of the show, on view February 15–May 5, 2019, will feature Horn’s encompassing drawings, some over ten feet tall. They belie their scale through the artist’s intricate passages of jotted notes. Marking time and consciousness, the personal notations maintain the intimacy of a whisper, pushing and pulling the viewer into and out of the large work.

This program is free and open to the public.


  • 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


Events at The Menil Collection

Join the Houston Museum District

Join our mailing list for sneak peeks to upcoming events and insider information on the best museum district in the world

I'm interested in memberships