The Menil Collection

Public Opening of Think of Them as Spaces: Brice Marden’s Drawings

Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 – Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020

07:00 PM – 09:00 PM


Brice Marden, Cold Mountain Study (13), 1988–91. Ink on paper, 7 7/8 x 9 3/8 in. (20 x 23.8 cm). Collection of the artist. © Brice Marden / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Bill Jacobson

The public are invited to the opening of Think of Them as Spaces: Brice Marden’s Drawings, on view February 20, 2020 through June 14, 2020 in the Menil Drawing Institute.

Join us for refreshments in the foyer with extended hours from 7 to 9 p.m. This program is free and open to everyone.

About the exhibition
Think of Them as Spaces: Brice Marden’s Drawings is an exploration of the artist’s draftsmanship and the catalytic role the medium plays within his practice. This exhibition presents six series of drawings that span nearly the entirety of the artist’s ongoing career, including early graphite and wax drawings, The Seasons, and Cold Mountain. Brice Marden (b. 1938) gained distinction in the late 1960s, and he continues to chart an unique course involving systematic investigations of color and ratio, abstract and intuitive gestures, and the studied imprecision of calligraphic line.


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