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Full Show: Election Day, and When Women Ruled the World (Nov. 6, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We survey the scene on Election Day. A renowned Egyptologist tells us about a time when women ruled the world. We learn about a short film about a veteran's experience with PTSD. And we learn about the new facility for The Menil Drawing Institute.

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The Year in Arts and Culture — 2016

Posted on · The past year was another busy one for the arts and culture scene in Houston. The Menil Collection named Houston native Rebecca Rabinow as its new director in May. The White Oak Music Hall opened its outdoor space in April, and then held a grand opening for its new interior space in August. But, there’s […]

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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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For Fans of Mark Rothko, Houston is the Place to Be Right Now

Posted on · For fans of the famed abstract-expressionist Mark Rothko, there’s no better place to be than Houston right now. The exhibit, Mark Rothko: A Retrospective, is on display now through Jan. 24 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. And, of course, more of his works can be seen regularly at the Rothko Chapel and the Menil […]

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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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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.