Civil Disobedience On Display At The Menil Collection Through February

By | October 3, 2014
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Credit: Menil Collection via official website

A new exhibition called Experiments with Truth: Gandhi and Images of Nonviolence opened this week at the Menil Collection. Houstonia reports the “seed” was planted for this exhibit in the 1960s when Menil Collection director, Josef Helfenstein, first saw an inventory of Mahatma Gandhi’s very few possessions after his assassination in 1948 chronicled in a simple black and white photograph.

The exhibit — which runs through February 1 and is open to the public — displays photographs, artifacts, sculptures and art that speak to the notion of nonviolent protest embodied by Mahatma Gandhi’s life and activism.

In conjunction with the exhibit will be a series of outreach events produced by partnering organizations throughout Houston.

One response to “Civil Disobedience On Display At The Menil Collection Through February”

  1. […] Experiments with Truth: Gandhi and Images of Nonviolence [which ran from October 2014 to February 2015] was a very unusual and very ambitious one. It was a big collective effort—I had been working on the show for decades, but in the end you need a great staff to realize it. It was an almost utopian effort to reach out and bring many segments of the hugely diverse Houston community together. We worked with more than two dozen cultural institutions. What made me the most happy is that it was very well attended, with many young people and many people I had never seen before. It was a very diverse visitorship. […]

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