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The Menil Collection

Public Institution
The Menil Collection
1515 Sul Ross street
Houston, TX 77006
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The Menil Collection

to top Institutions highest ranked artists:
Artist Rank
Andy Warhol  1
Pablo Picasso  2
Bruce Nauman  3
Robert Rauschenberg  11
Man Ray  20

to top Artists most exhibited:
Artist Rank
René Magritte  221 11
Max Ernst  60 11
Andy Warhol  1 11
Robert Rauschenberg  11 10

to top Institution's artists also shown at:
  Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), USA 728 41
  Leo Castelli Gallery, USA 204 19
  Pace Gallery - NY, USA 152 26
  The National Gallery of Art, USA 96 26
  Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Spain 90 35

Foundation year: 1987
Georges Braque  1882-1963, FR
André Breton  1896-1966, FR
Paul Cézanne  1839-1906, FR
John Chamberlain  1927-2011, US
Giorgio de Chirico  1888-1978, IT
Joseph Cornell  1903-1972, US
Salvador Dalí  1904-1989, ES
Marcel Duchamp  1887-1968, FR
Paul Eduard  
William Eggleston  1939, US
Max Ernst  1891-1976, DE
Suzan Frecon  1941, US
Frank Gerritz  1964, DE
Robert Gober  1954, US
Jean-Baptiste Greuze  1725-1805, FR
Michael Heizer  1944, US
Jasper Johns  1930, US
Philip Johnson  1906-2005, US
Yves Klein  1928-1962, FR
Willem de Kooning  1904-1997, NL, US
Lee Krasner  1908-1984, US
Luisa Lambri  1969, IT
Fernand Léger  1881-1955, FR
Julien Levy  1906-1981
Andrew Lord  1950, UK
Jim Love  1927-2005, US
René Magritte  1898-1967, BE
Karel Malich  1924, CZ
Henri Matisse  1869-1954, FR
Roberto Matta  1911-2002, CL
Joan Miró  1893-1983, ES
Bruce Nauman  1941, US
Barnett Newman  1905-1970, US
Claes Oldenburg  1929, SE, US
Renzo Piano  1937, IT
Francis Picabia  1879-1953, FR
Pablo Picasso  1881-1973, ES
Michelangelo Pistoletto  1933, IT
Jackson Pollock  1912-1956, US
Robert Rauschenberg  1925-2008, US
Man Ray  1890-1976, US
Mark Rothko  1903-1970, US
Natalia Stachon  1976, PL
Clyfford Still  1904-1980, US
Yves Tanguy  1900-1955, FR
Cy Twombly  1928-2011, US
Andy Warhol  1928-1987, US
 Previous Exhibitions   186
  Solo showPicasso. The Line
  Solo showAndy Warhol: Sunset
  Group showAs Essential as Dreams: Self-Taught Art from the Collection of Stephanie and John Smither
  Solo showLife Is Once, Forever: Henri Cartier-Bresson Photographs
  Solo showWilliam N. Copley: The World According To Cply

  Group showThe Precarious
  Solo showThe Secret of the Hanging Egg: Salvador Dalí at the Menil
Description Group showApparitions: Frottages and Rubbings from 1860 to Now
  Group showAffecting Presence and the Pursuit of Delicious Experiences
  Solo showBarnett Newman: The Late Work
  Group showBecoming Modern:  Nineteenth-Century French Drawings from The Morgan Library & Museum and The Menil Collection
Description and image Solo showTakis: The Fourth Dimension
Description Solo showThe Infinity Machine

Description Group showExperiments with Truth: Gandhi and Images of Nonviolence
Description Solo showDario Robleto: The Boundary of Life is Quietly Crossed
  Group showfresh: Haim Steinbach and Objects from the Permanent Collection
  Solo showCharles James - A Thin Wall of Air
  Solo showBarnett Newman: The Late Work
  Solo showMagritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary 1926-193
  Solo showMemories of a Voyage: The Late Work of René Magritte
  Solo showLee Bontecou: Drawn Worlds

  Solo showNice. Luc Tuymans
  Solo showWols: Retrospective
  Group showLate Surrealism
  Group showByzantine Things in the World
  Solo showForrest Bess: Seeing Things Invisible
  Group showUntitled (Structures): Leslie Hewitt in Collaboration with Bradford Young

  Group showThe progress of love
  Solo showClaes Oldenburg: Strange Eggs
  Group showSilence
  Solo showThis World Is Not My Home: Danny Lyon Photographs
  Solo showRichard Serra - Drawing: A Retrospective

  Group showSeeing Stars: Visionary Drawing from the Collection
  Solo showWalter De Maria: Trilogies

  Solo showTony Smith: Drawings
  Solo showVija Celmins: Television and Disaster, 1964-66
  Group showKissed by Angels: A Selection of Work from Southern California
  Solo showKurt Schwitters: Color and Collage
Description Group showEarth Paint Paper Wood: Recent Acquisitions
  Solo showSteve Wolfe on Paper
  Group showLeaps into the Void: Documents of Nouveau Realist Performance
  Solo showMaurizio Cattelan

  Solo showCy Twombly: Treatise on the Veil
  Solo showJoaquín Torres-García: Constructing Abstraction with Wood
  Group showDrawings on Site: Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen
  Solo showMarlene Dumas: Measuring Your Own Grave
  Solo showContemporary Conversations: John Chamberlain, American Tableau

  Solo showMax Ernst in the Garden of Nymph Ancolie
  Group showImaginary Spaces: Selections from The Menil Collection
  Group showNeoHooDoo: Art for a Forgotten Faith
  Group showSterne & Steinberg: Critics Within
  Solo showMax Neuhaus: Drawings Max Neuhaus: A New Sound Work
  Solo showform, color, illumination: Suzan Frecon painting
  Group show"How Artists Draw: Toward the Menil Drawing Institute and Study Center"
  Group showVivid Vernacular : Walker Evans, William Christenberry, and William Eggleston

  Solo showContemporary Conversations
  Solo showA Rose has no Teeth: Bruce Nauman in the 1960s
  Solo showA Rose Has No Teeth: Bruce Nauman
  Solo showOtabenga Jones and Associates
  Solo showForm, Color, Illumination: Suzan Frecon Painting
  Solo showAndy Warhol - Three Houston Women
  Solo showRobert Rauschenberg - Cardboards and Related Pieces
  Group showEveryday People - 20th-Century Photography

  Solo showDavid Novros
Description Solo showKlee and America
Description Group showThe Imagery of Chess - Revisited
Description Group showColor and line; Selections from The Menil Collection
  Solo showFrank Stella - 1958
  Solo showInsistent Objects - David Levinthal’s "Blackface"
  Solo showEva Hesse Drawing

Description Solo showThe Meat Wagon
Description Solo showThe Surreal Calder
Description Group showThe Modernist Impulse
Description Group showDavid McManaway and Friends - Jim Love and Roy Fridge
Description and image Group showCy Twombly: Fifty Years of Works On Paper
Description and image Solo showEllsworth Kelly - Tablet
Description and image Solo showRomuald Hazoumé - La Bouche de Roi
Description Solo showDeep Wells and Reflecting Pools

Description and image Solo showJoseph Beuys - Actions, Vitrines and Environments
Description and image Group showContortion and Distortion: Post war European Art from The Menil Collection
Description and image Solo showPhotographs - Olafur Eliasson
Description and image Solo showLuisa Lambri: Locations
Description and image Solo showArshile Gorky - A Retrospective of Drawings
  Solo showLuis Barragán : An Unbuilt House for the Menil

Description and image Solo showKazimir Malevich - Suprematism
Description and image Group showIn Pursuit of the Absolute
Description and image Solo showJames Rosenquist - a retrospective
Description Solo showSANCTUARIES - The Late Works of John Hejduk
Description and image Solo showJasper Johns - Drawings
Description and image Solo showDonald Judd - The Early Work, 1956-1968

Description and image Solo showH.C. Westermann
Description and image Solo showAnna Gaskell - half life
  Solo showVik Muniz - model pictures
  Solo showAgnes Martin - the nineties and beyond

  Solo showVictor Brauner - surrealist hieroglyphs
  Solo showMineko Grimmer: Remembering Plato
  Solo showYves Tanguy and surrealism
  Group showThe Exquisite Corpse
  Group showPop Art: U.S./U.K. Connections, 1956-1966
  Group showPost-Modern Americans: A Selection

  Solo showCy Twombly - the sculpture
  Solo showFrom Above: Photographs of Houston by Alex S. MacLean
  Solo showSharon Kopriva: Work 1986–1998
  Solo showWillem de Kooning: In Process
  Solo showJohn Chamberlain Sculpture: Selections from The Menil Collection and the Dia Art Foundation

  Solo showRemembering Saul Steinberg
  Solo showSam Francis: Paintings 1947-1990
  Group show17 Contemporaries: Artists from America, Italy, and Mexico—the Eighties
  Solo showWilliam Eggleston Photographs: Then and Now
  Group showRoom : Lars Lerup, Sohela Farokhi
  Group showUtopia Observed: A Photographic Portrait of Joseph Cornell by Harry Roseman
  Group showJoseph Cornell, Marcel Duchamp ... in resonance

  Group showDan Flavin/Donald Judd: Aspects of Color
  Solo showThe Elusive City: Photographs of Houston by Paul Hester
  Group showIn and Out: Naive, Folk, and Self-Taught Artists from the Collection
  Group showMid-Century Drawings from the Collection
  Solo showRené Magritte
  Group showLocal Heroes
  Solo showRobert Rauschenberg: A Retrospective

  Solo showThe Drawing Speaks: Works by Théophile Bra
  Solo showJoseph Cornell
  Solo showGeorges Braque: Menil/Schlumberger Family Collections

  Solo showMark Rothko: The Chapel Commission
  Group showObjects & Images: The Art of Assemblage in The Menil Collection
  Solo showLouis Fernández
  Solo showGeorges Rouault: The Inner Light
  Solo showEve Arnold: In Retrospect
  Solo showJasper Johns: The Sculptures

  Solo showEdward Kienholz, 1954-1962
  Solo showTibet: The Pure Realm; Zanskar and Tibet: Photographs by Richard Gere
  Solo showWilliam Christenberry
  Group showDefining Space
  Solo showCy Twombly: A Retrospective

  Solo showSherrie Levine: Newborn
  Solo showHenri Cartier-Bresson: Photographs of Houston
  Solo showFranz Kline - black & white, 1950-1961
  Group showSome American Drawings
  Solo showPhotographs by Dimitrius Kyriazis
  Group showThe New Generation: Contemporary Photography from Cuba
  Solo showA Piece of the Moon: Paul Klee in Texas Collections
  Solo showRolywholyover: A Circus for Museum by John Cage

  Solo showAndy Warhol Portraits
  Solo showMax Ernst: Dada and the Dawn of Surrealism
  Solo showRenzo Piano Building Workshop: Selected Projects
  Solo showJean-Michel Basquiat

  Solo showMagritte
  Solo showBrice Marden - Cold Mountain
  Group showContemporary Art from the Marcia Simon Weisman Collection
  Group showSix Artists
  Solo showKen Price
  Solo showTadao Ando
  Solo showPhotographs by Constantin Brancusi
  Solo showArnulf Rainer: Young Cross

  Solo showFrançois de Nomé: Theatre of Light and Destruction
  Solo showRobert Rauschenberg - the early 1950s
  Group showObject & Image: Recent Art from The Menil Collection
  Solo showMark Rothko
  Solo showMel Chin
  Solo showDan Flavin: Three "monuments" for V. Tatlin
  Solo showJean-Pierre Raynaud

  Solo showJames Reaben
  Solo showJosef Albers
  Solo showJoseph Beuys: Works from the Dia Art Foundation
  Solo showJay DeFeo: Works on Paper 1951-1989
  Solo showMarc Riboud: Photographs of Home and Abroad

  Solo showMax Ernst: Selections from The Menil Family Collections
  Solo showCy Twombly
  Solo showPerpetual Motif: The Art of Man Ray
  Solo showBlinky Palermo: To The People of New York City
  Group showWorks on Paper by Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, and Larry Rivers
  Solo showTerminal Privileges: Michael Tracy
  Solo showRené Magritte: Late Works

  Solo showWinslow Homer
  Solo showAndy Warhol: Death and Disasters
  Group showSelected Prints by Callot, Della Bella, and Goya
  Solo showRichard Jackson: Installations 1970–1988
  Solo showDavid Salle
  Solo showRobert Longo
  Group showMen's Lives
  Group showPhotographs: Henri Cartier-Bresson Walker Evans
  Group showTexas Art: An exhibition selected from The Menil Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and Trustees' Collections

  Group showMarcel Duchamp/Fountain
  Solo showGenesi di un Progetto: Piano's Rehabilitation of Palladio's Basilica at Vicenza
  Solo showJohn Chamberlain
  Solo showBen L. Culwell: Adrenalin Hour
  Solo showWarhol Shadows
Last update: 2 August 2016
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