Menil Permanent Exhibitions

The Menil Collection

Jan. 12, 2024 - Dec. 28, 2021

1533 Sul Ross Street
Houston, Texas 77006
PHONE 713-525-9400

The Menil collection consists of approximately 16,000 paintings, sculptures, decorative objects, prints, drawings, photographs, and rare books. It is a highly personal group of works, many of which were originally collected by its founders, Dominique and John de Menil. House in a building designed by Renzo Piano, a co-designer of the Pompidou Center in Paris, the rooms carefully planned for lighting, context, textures and flooring.

The museums offers a stunning group of surrealists and thirty-two works by Max Earnest, René Magritte, Man Ray, and Yves Tanguy, as well as Cubist and School of Paris paintings by Fernand Léger, Henri Matisse, and Pablo Picasso. Toward the 1960’s the de Menils began to take an interest in the American postwar movements of Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art collecting the works of Jasper Johns, Yves Klein, René Magritte, Robert Rauschenberg, and Andy Warhol.

For more information about the extraordinary collection of works featured at the The Menil Collection please visit the website.

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