The Front Row

Menil Collection – Walter De Maria: Trilogies

Menil Collection Executive Director, Josef Helfenstein, and Associate curator, Claire Elliot, give us a tour of Trilogies, the first major U.S. museum exhibition by American sculptor and painter, Walter de Maria. The show opens this weekend, just in time for the 15th Annual Houston Museum District Day.

Troy Schulze chats with Josef Helfenstein and Claire Elliot.

Pictured: Detail from Bel Air Trilogy (2000?2011). The new sculptural installation consists of three 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air automobiles, meticulously restored with only minor customizations by the artist. Image courtesy of the Menil Collection.