Hales Gallery is pleased to announce the inclusion of works by Frank Bowling in the reopening of The Menil Collection, in Houston, Texas, on September 22, 2018. Bowling's monumental map painting Middle Passage, 1970, has been in the institution’s permanent collection since the early 1970s but has never before been displayed. Now on view in the foyer, the work will welcome visitors to the museum, uniting the collections.
The Menil’s growing collection, while not encyclopedic, spans the prehistoric era to the present day. Particular areas of strength include Byzantine art, West and Central African art, Surrealism, and 20th and 21st century American and European art. The museum reopens with a year-long permanent collection initiative featuring many of the museum’s most well-known paintings and sculptures, as well as recent acquisitions and other works and promised gifts that have never before been on view in the museum.
Selections from the Permanent Collection
The Menil Collection
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