Member Opening: “Fragments of Memory” and “Out of Thin Air: Emerging Forms”

Members are invited to celebrate the opening of Fragments of Memory and Out of Thin Air: Emerging Forms. Enjoy live music, complimentary refreshments, and mingling with the exhibition curators and Menil staff while exploring the show.

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 and 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

All levels of membership are welcome. Not a Menil member? Learn more and join today to attend.

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