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Exhibit Examines the Art of Non-Violence

Discussions about non-violence almost inevitably bring up two names: Martin Luther King, Jr., and Mohandas Gandhi. An exhibit at the Menil Collection focuses on the teachings of the latter. Experiments with Truth: Gandhi and Images of Nonviolence is an international visual arts project examining Gandhi’s ethics of non-violence. The exhibit includes over a hundred works […]

A renowned photograph of Gandhi’s last possessions at the time of his death: two dinner bowls, wooden fork and spoon, porcelain monkeys, diary, watch, prayer book, spittoon, letter openers, and two pairs of sandals. (Image Courtesy: Menil Collection)

Discussions about non-violence almost inevitably bring up two names: Martin Luther King, Jr., and Mohandas Gandhi. An exhibit at the Menil Collection focuses on the teachings of the latter.

Experiments with Truth: Gandhi and Images of Nonviolence is an international visual arts project examining Gandhi’s ethics of non-violence. The exhibit includes over a hundred works spanning several centuries and includes paintings, photographs and films.

Houston Public Media’s Ernie Manouse recently spoke with Josef Helfenstein, director of the Menil Collection, about the exhibit, which is on display through Feb. 1.

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Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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