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Outgoing Menil Director Discusses Tenure, Museum’s Future

Posted on · After 12 years as director of The Menil Collection, Josef Helfenstein is putting in his last day today (Dec. 14, 2015). He’s overseen several improvements on the campus, and the attendance has doubled under his tenure. He joined News 88.7 Arts and Culture Reporter Amy Bishop to chat about his fondest memories at the museum – and the […]

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Climbing Things You Shouldn’t

Posted on · A new exhibit at the Blaffer Art Museum titled Buildering: Misbehaving the City is a traveling exhibit that explores using architecture and an urban environment. Buildering is a made up word, with origins in “building” and “bouldering” (a type of rock climbing performed without harnesses or ropes).  The idea being that you’re climbing architecture structures that […]