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1533 Sul Ross St.
Houston, TX 77006
713-525-9400
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Wed–Sun 11am–7pm
Free Admission
1533 Sul Ross St.
Houston, TX 77006
713-525-9400

Menil

Joseph E. Yoakum: What I Saw

Apr 22 – Aug 7, 2022
Menil Drawing Institute
Joseph E. Yoakum: What I Saw is the first major museum retrospective in more than twenty-five years to focus on the dream-like landscape drawings of Joseph Elmer Yoakum (1891–1972), a self-taught, visionary American artist. The show illuminates his vivid creativity, imaginative vision of the land, and deep spirituality and also explores his complex biography as an African American man who claimed Navajo heritage.

Joseph E. Yoakum: What I Saw is co-organized by the Menil Collection, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

This exhibition is generously supported by Diane and Michael Cannon; Cindy and David Fitch; Barbara and Michael Gamson; Janet and Paul Hobby; Caroline Huber; and the City of Houston through the Houston Art Alliance.