Loading Events
Upcoming Events

Between Land and Sea: Artists of the Coenties Slip

Add to calendar Back to calendar

Between Land and Sea: Artists of the Coenties Slip

When
April 14, 2017
Where
Menil Collection
1515 Sul Ross
Houston,TX 77006
Cost
Free
Add to calendar

The Menil Collection presents Between Land and Sea: Artists of the Coenties Slip.  Apr 14 – Aug 6, 2017.

Between Land and Sea: Artists of the Coenties Slip brings together examples of the early work of Chryssa, Robert Indiana, Ellsworth Kelly, Agnes Martin, Lenore Tawney, and Jack Youngerman.

These artists were among a group of intellectuals, writers, filmmakers, and poets who lived and worked during the late 1950s and early 1960s in the old seaport at the lower tip of Manhattan called the Coenties Slip. Distinguished by its views of the Brooklyn Bridge and its position between land and sea, the slip served as an important inspiration for the artists, who frequently incorporated aquatic themes into their early work.

The exhibition will feature 27 aesthetically distinct works, united by the artists’ desire to locate new ways of thinking about abstraction.

Curated by Michelle White, the exhibition draws heavily from the Menil’s holdings and is augmented by important loans from private collections in Houston and the Lenore Tawney Foundation, New York.

This exhibition is generously supported by Suzanne Deal Booth; Clare Casademont and Michael Metz; Scott and Judy Nyquist; and the City of Houston.

United Airlines is the exclusive travel partner of the Menil Collection.

Pictured: Agnes Martin, Island No. 1.


District provided services such as safety patrols by off-duty HPD officers, graffiti abatement, trash pick-up, maintenance of esplanades, among other services outlined in the Districts’ Assessment Plan, that are supplemental to services provided by the City of Houston, had been reduced in Mid-November and ceased completely as of December 11. The District had to cease the services due to unpaid assessments from some of the commercial property owners within the District. Delinquent assessments for 2016 and prior years are being collected for services that were delivered in 2017. The current lawsuit status does not affect the collection of delinquent assessments due for 2016 and prior years for services rendered for calendar year 2017. Please direct questions regarding the cessation of services to Executive Director, Ben Brewer at BBrewer@MontroseDistrict.org. We are committed to helping our neighborhood remain the safe, vibrant and attractive place to live and do business and would like to hear from you on how we can continue to work together in this effort.