Public Program

Book Launch: “Specters of Noon” Catalogue

The Menil hosts a book launch to celebrate the release of the catalogue Allora & Calzadilla: Specters of Noon (2021, The Menil Collection, distributed by Yale University Press), with refreshments provided by Eureka Heights Brewery. The artist, Jennifer Allora, will be present to sign copies of the book.

The book is an exploration of Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla’s inspiration, production, and orchestration of seven conceptual works crafted for the Menil’s exhibition. It contains insightful essays by the exhibition’s curator, Michelle White, and art historian and poet Roberto Tejada as well as contributions on the individual artworks by Julie Ault, Elizabeth DeLoughrey, Daniel Immerwahr, Gerardo Mosquera, Molly Nesbit, Mari Carmen Ramírez, and Maria Stavrinaki, and by David Lang on his musical score.

Present at the event will be artist Jennifer Allora and authors Mari Carmen Ramírez, the Wortham Curator of Latin American Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Roberto Tejada, the Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor at the University of Houston; and Michelle White, Senior Curator at the Menil Collection.

Join us before the event for an outdoor concert with Will Cruz and Quattro, and later in the evening for an outdoor film screening of Allora & Calzadilla films.

Attending the program:

This event will take place on the outdoor deck of the Menil Collection Bookstore, 1520 Sul Ross Street. Please note that capacity inside the store is limited and masks are required. Before attending, please review the Menil’s COVID-19 safety protocols. Further information regarding accessibility and parking can be found here. Please note that in the event of inclement weather, the event will be held on Sunday, April 18.

Plan ahead and visit the Menil Collection’s exhibition Allora & Calzadilla: Specters of Noon, curated by Michelle White, before the screening by reserving your free timed entry at menil.org/welcomeback. The exhibition will be on view through June 20, 2021.