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Menil Audio: As Essential as Dreams

Martín Ramírez, Untitled (Horse and Rider), ca. 1953. Crayon and graphite on pieced paper, 27 5/8 × 24 inches (70.2 × 61 cm). The Menil Collection, Houston, Promised gift of Stephanie and John Smither. © Estate of Martín Ramírez, courtesy of Ricco/Maresca Gallery
Curator Michelle White and host Juliana Dunn discuss self-taught art and the exhibition As Essential as Dreams. In a genre that is hard to pin down, various and disparate materials, unique techniques, and eclectic artist biographies abound. At the center of this diverse exhibition, White posits, are the essential human desires to create and to collect.

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Jun 10 – Oct 16, 2016
Main Building
As Essential as Dreams: Self-Taught Art from the Collection of Stephanie and John Smither