Public Program

Menil Collection Reopening Celebration

After a seven-month hiatus, our iconic Renzo Piano-designed main building will reopen with entirely new displays of artwork drawn from our permanent collection. The Menil’s most loved paintings and sculptures will be presented alongside promised gifts, recent acquisitions, and artworks that have never before been on view.

The public is invited to celebrate the reopening of the main building with food trucks and, as always, free admission. We look forward to welcoming visitors from around the world as they rediscover the magic and beauty of the Menil Collection.

Want to see the refreshed Menil before the public? Become a member today and receive and receive invitations to the members-only main building reopening celebration and the opening of the Menil Drawing Institute in November. Menil memberships also make great gifts for friends and family!

Featured food trucks:

The Waffle Bus
Soul Cat Cuisine
Moon Rooster
Sweet Ride

Bank of America is the lead sponsor of the reinstallation of the permanent collection.

Van Cleef & Arpels is the exclusive sponsor of the reopening celebration.

Major funding for the reinstallation of the permanent collection is provided by Nancy and Robert Carney; Cecily E. Horton. Additional support comes from The Brown Foundation, Inc. / Mike Stude; C2 Art Advisors; Diane and Michael Cannon; Poppi Massey; Robin and Andrew Schirrmeister; Jacqueline and Richard Schmeal; and Scott R. Sparvero.