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Sylvester Turner Elected Mayor: Monday’s Show (December 14, 2015)

Posted on · On Saturday, Houston voters went to the polls and narrowly elected Sylvester Turner as the next Mayor of Houston. Turner, who eked out the runoff election win with 51 percent of the vote, reinforced in his victory speech that he “will do [his] very, very best to represent every single Houstonian in this city.” The […]

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Chef Greg Martin Discusses a Life in Food and Working with Julia Child

Posted on · Last October, the Menil Collection in the Museum District opened Bistro Menil, their signature restaurant. As head chef, they selected someone who had been knocking around the Houston food scene since the 1980s, and his name is Greg Martin. Martin's life has always been filled with great food. Whether it was his mother's or her […]

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Two of Houston’s Most Renowned Museums Undertake Major Expansions

Posted on · Two Houston area museums with international reputations have taken on major expansion projects, which will — among other things — contribute to the changing architecture in Houston's museum district. To find out what's in store for The Menil Collection, and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, we talk with the respective directors of those museums, […]

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Exhibit Examines the Art of Non-Violence

Posted on · 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 […]

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Ghost Guns, and Performance-Based College Funding: Houston Matters for Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

Posted on · As the new session of the Texas Legislature got underway Tuesday, gun rights advocates held a rally at the state capitol with a machine capable of building firearms with 3D-printing technology. These so-called “ghost guns” have no serial numbers. The event was part of a push to get rid of the state's handgun licensing requirements […]

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Houston Art Museum Features Rene Magritte’s Early Work

Posted on · The Menil Collection is opening a new exhibit that takes a look at the early works of the surrealist painter, Rene Magritte. “Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary 1926-1938” opens February 14 and will be on display at the art museum until June 1.


KUHF Conversations: The Menil Collection Turns 25

Posted on · This week, the Menil Collection marks its silver anniversary. For 25 years, the building has welcomed visitors, free of charge, to tour the private collection of 20th century art assembled by John and Dominique de Menil. KUHF's David Pitman stopped by the collection to talk with the museum's Vance Muse, on the significance of the collection’s quarter-century, and to take a closer look at one of the special exhibits to mark the milestone.