“Today the term ‘ward’ is most frequently used in Houston to describe historic, inner-city minority neighborhoods. However, from 1839-1905, the wards were the city council districts of Houston. Read More
Booksigning, Film and Readings
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
For more information, please visit www.menil.org
From September 3 – October 30, an exhibition of 66 selected entries to the competition was held at the Architecture Center Houston. Local builders and Community Development Corporations were encouraged to view the selected designs, and exchange contact information with the architects and designers responsible for the projects and ideas showcased.
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.
Ephemeral City provides a thoughtful examination of the late modern city through 25 critical essays, all of them originally published in Cite between 1982-2002. The book is published by The University of Texas Press (November 2003, 368 pages; 224 black-and-white photographs, maps, and drawings; $35), and commemorates the 20th anniversary of Cite.