Menil Society

Menil Society Preview: “Fragments of Memory” and “Out of Thin Air: Emerging Forms”

Menil Society members are invited to a special preview of the two concurrent Menil Drawing Institute exhibitions, Fragments of Memory and Out of Thin Air: Emerging Forms. Curators Kelly Montana and Kirsten Marples will lead tours of the exhibitions, and Menil Society Members will enjoy passed hors d'oeuvres, live music, complimentary refreshments, and mingling with Menil staff.

Fragments of Memory, a selection of works from the Menil’s permanent collection, explores the ways in which the past imbues the present. In their drawings, the featured artists take up commonplace embodiments of personal and collective memory, such as scrapbooks, snapshots, notes, relics, and odes, to reimagine how we might access fraught memories and contested histories.

Selected from the Menil’s permanent collection, Out of Thin Air: Emerging Forms displays twenty-nine drawings dating from the late 1930s to the present is united by a visual concept: emerging forms. Not fully resolved or strictly defined, the works in this exhibition are open, suggestive images that seem as though they are still in the process of becoming.

RSVP and Attend the Event:

RSVP by September 12 to charvey@menil.org or 713-525-9432

This event is exclusive to Menil Society members. Want to attend? Learn more and join today.

This Menil Society Preview will take place at the Menil Drawing Institute, located at 1412 W. Main St. Additional information regarding accessibility and parking can be found here.

Menil Society programming is generously sponsored by Frost Bank.