Apparitions and Curatorial Adventures
Allegra Pesenti, Curator at Large at the Menil Drawing Institute, discusses the realization of the exhibition Apparitions: Frottages and Rubbings 1860 to Now and explores the diverse works, sites, and cultures that she encountered during its preliminary stages.
Brooklyn-based ensemble So Percussion performs Strange and Sacred Noise by Pulitzer Prize winning American composer John Luther Adams, whose work is rooted in the landscape of Alaska. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition MicroCosmos.
The Yup’ik Dance Masks Tradition
A discussion with Yup’ik dancer, Chuna McIntyre,
and Sean Mooney, Curator of the Carpenter Collection
This talk will focus on the cultural traditions of the Alaskan Yup’ik people, who are the modern living descendants of the Paleo-Eskimo, Old Bering Sea culture. Sean Mooney is curator of the Edmund Carpenter Collection and of the exhibition MicroCosmos. Chuna McIntyre is a Central Yup’ik Eskimo who travels widely sharing Alaska’s Native heritage. He is chief consultant at the Smithsonian on Yup’ik language and traditions.
STOP, LOOK, AND LISTEN! Concert Series
Outdoor Musical Performance
"Latin Jazz Under the Portico”
Stop, Look and Listen! is a family-friendly series of free chamber music and jazz concerts presented in the inspiring and stimulating environment of the Menil Collection. These museum concerts feature unconventional, interactive concert formats and fun, adventurous musical selections. The programs are often designed to celebrate specific artworks on display in the museum. For information: 713-524-5050.
Walter Hopps Award for Curatorial Achievement
Thomas J. Lax, an associate curator in MoMA’s Department of Media and Performance Art, received the seventh Walter Hopps Award for Curatorial Achievement. The biennial award, named for the museum’s Founding Director carries a stipend and recognizes curators in early to mid career.
Monday, September 14 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 27 3:00 p.m.
Da Camera of Houston
Thursday, October 8
Chuna McIntyre and Sean Mooney
Saturday, October 10
Da Camera of Houston
Wednesday, October 14
Thomas J. Lax