Monday, January 16, 2012

The Menil Collection. Part I

Opened to he public in June 1987, exhibit and preserve the private art collection of John and Dominique de Menil, Houston philanthropist.
The Menil collection contains diverse holdings representing many world cultures and thousands of years of human creativity, from prehistoric time to de present.
More than 17.000 paintings, sculptures,decorative objects,prints,drawings,photographs, and rare books.
Located in a quiet residential neighborhood within Houston's Museum District, The Menil Collection anchors a cultural enclave of shaded streets where bungalows,stand side by side with with art-filled chapels,artist pavilions, and outdoor sculpture-the whole shaped by the vision and generous spirit of the Menil family.

Exterior Edificio Principal

Tallas de madera, Pinturas en madera, y grabados en piedra.

Colección de arte africano e Iconografía rusa

Una de las salas de la colección donde destaca la lata de tomate de Andy Warhol.

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