All Day Events
Kid Art Activities presented by the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art
location: Menil Bookstore Deck
Let the Orange Show spark your child's creativity by having them participate in hands-on, interactive art activities.
The Menil Collection
Location: 1533 Sul Ross St.
Essentially the heart of the festival is the Menil Collection art museum, featuring Byzantine, Antique and Medieval, Modern and Contemporary works. Exhibitions running concurrently with the day of Menil Fest include: Lee Bontecou: Drawn Worlds and Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938.
Location: 3900 Yupon
The Rothko Chapel, founded by John and Dominique de Menil, was dedicated in 1971 as an intimate sanctuary available to people of every belief. A modern meditative environment inspired by the mural canvases of American Abstract Expressionist Mark Rothko, the Chapel welcomes thousands of visitors each year, people of every faith and from all parts of the world.
Houston Center for Photography -- Collaborations XI Print Sale
Location: 1441 W. Alabama
Houston Center for Photography will host their annual Collaboration print sale, as part of their Collaborations XI outreach program. 20 students from local high schools are invited to learn about the artistic, curatorial, and commercial aspects of the art world. The print sale is an opportunity to acquire work from emerging photographers at an affordable price point, each under $100. While you're there, pick up an HCP Photo Scavenger Hunt playing card and explore the Menil Campus with your camera! Also check out their current exhibitions Newsroom and Weitiko: Cowboys and Indigenes
Dan Flavin Installation
Location: Richmond Hall, 1500 Richmond Ave.
Since November 1998, Richmond Hall has housed the penultimate work by the Minimalist sculptor Dan Flavin, one of the most innovative artists of the later half of the twentieth century.
MenilFest After Party Featuring SWAMP
Location: Lowbrow, 1601 W. Main
After a long day out at Menil, we imagine you're thirsty for a beverage! Head over to Lowbrow, located at the at the corner of Mandell and W. Main, for the official MenilFest After Party! Southwest Alternate Media Project (SWAMP) will be showing short films from Texas and international film makers.