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Wine Reception for Art and Activism : Projects of John and Dominique de Menil

Booksigning, Film and Readings
Wine Reception

When: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 7- 8:30 p.m.
Where: The Menil Collection
1515 Sul Ross Street

Free & Open to the Public

Art and Activism is the first book to explore the de Menils’ far-reaching influence–from art and architecture to philanthropy and politics.

Fleeing Nazi-occupied Paris, John and Dominique de Menil came to Houston where, over the course of a half century, they created university art programs, promoted civil and human rights, brought Andy Warhol, Roberto Rossellini, and other artists and filmmakers to town, created the Rothko Chapel, and built the museum that now houses their renowned collection.

Art and Activism is a book of many voices–artists, activists, students, scholars, and family–and over 300 photographs.

Available at the publication celebration and beginning November 4 at The Menil Bookstore

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Live Work

In 2001, the Rice Building Workshop received a $5,000 Initiatives for Houston grant for the proposal, “The Extra Small House.” Located at Project Row Houses in Houston’s Third Ward, the house is a reminder that a small dwelling can be rich with innovation, invention, and ideas. Live Work records the building of the Extra Small house in addition to five other collaborations with Project Row Houses.
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