Join the Menil’s Curator of Collections Paul R. Davis and Collections Registrar David Aylsworth for a discussion about objects and their status in the museum’s collection. Focusing on the history and recent accession of nearly 200 photographs by Pierre Verger (1902-1996), David and Paul lead a conversation about accessioning works into the Menil’s permanent collection.
After meeting Verger in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1941, John and Dominique de Menil supported his ambition to photograph the fusion of indigenous traditions and Catholicism represented by the different religious festivals and pilgrimages in the Andes. A selection of these photographs will be on view in the museum’s upcoming exhibition Enchanted: Visual Histories of the Central Andes.
Held every other Friday for a small group, Member Noontime Talks make exhibitions more intimate and reveal the collection as never before. To sign up, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are not currently a Menil Member, you can learn more and join here.