The public are invited to celebrate the opening of Collection Close-Up: Of Heaven and Earth, on view November 15, 2019 through March 15, 2020 in the main building.
Join us for refreshments in the foyer with extended hours from 7 to 8 p.m. This program is free and open to everyone.
About the exhibition
A thematic exploration of the Menil’s permanent collection, Collection Close-Up: Of Heaven and Earth surveys the representation of birds in the history of art since the third millennium BCE. Highlighting over forty works from the ancient Mediterranean and Near East, Pacific Islands, Africa, and the Americas, as well as twentieth-century paintings, sculptures, and works on paper, the exhibition is a timely reflection on humankind’s enduring enchantment with these winged beings.