After 6-month hiatus, Menil Collection reopening with new exhibits on deck

Menil Collection
Helen Frankenthaler's "Hybrid Vigor," a monumental paining from 1973, will be on exhibit at the Menil Collection for the first time in 40 years. (Courtesy Paul Hester/Menil Collection)

Helen Frankenthaler's "Hybrid Vigor," a monumental paining from 1973, will be on exhibit at the Menil Collection for the first time in 40 years. (Courtesy Paul Hester/Menil Collection)

Closed since mid-March, The Menil Collection, 1533 Sul Ross St., Houston, has announced it will reopen Sept. 12. The art museum and the Menil Drawing Institute will reopen with updated COVID-19 protocols.

"The Menil Collection's mission is to foster direct personal encounters with works of art, and reopening the museum is something we celebrate," Menil Director Rebecca Rabinow said in the opening announcement.

The main gallery includes new works by John Chamberlain, Mary Corse, Dan Flavin, Barkley Hendricks, Leslie Hewitt, Jasper Johns, Louise Nevelson, Robert Rauschenberg and Andy Warhol.

In addition, a monumental painting by Helen Frankenthaler, "Hybrid Vigor," will be on public display for the first time in 40 years.

Later this month, Sept. 26, the Menil will unveil two new exhibitions, "Allora & Calzadilla: Specters of Noon" and "Virginia Jaramillo: The Curvilinear Paintings, 1969–1974."



The museum's safety measures include face mask requirements and reduced capacity with social distancing and advance reservations highly encouraged.

713-525-9400. www.menil.org

By Matt Dulin
Matt joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2018 and is the City Editor for Houston's Inner Loop editions.


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