A Night at the Museum – Global Young Professionals
About the Event:
Explore the human experience through the captivating “Longing, Grief, and Spirituality: Art Since 1980” exhibition at the renowned Menil Museum in Houston. This exclusive event promises an intimate encounter with profound works of art that delve into the depths of human emotions and spirituality.
Featuring works created over the past forty years, many of which are owned by the Menil, this display presents artists’ response to the precariousness of life through the expression of longing, grief, and spirituality. Artworks include Kara Walker’s powerful 40-foot-long silhouette work, Freedom Fighters for the Society of Forgotten Knowledge, Northern Domestic Scene, 2005; Andy Warhol’s expansive late painting, The Last Supper, 1985; Mel Chin’s monumental sculpture Our Strange Flower of Democracy, 2005, on special loan from the artist; and a major recent acquisition by Nari Ward, Say Can You See, 2021. The display highlights a myriad of artistic approaches to political issues of the past decades.
– The Menil Collection
More about the exhibit: https://www.menil.org/exhibitions/375-longing-grief-and-spirituality-art-since-1980
About the Speaker:
Carolina Borja, Corporate Giving Officer