Museum Hours: Wed.-Sun. 11am-7pm
1533 Sul Ross St., Houston. 713-525-9400. www.menil.org.
Forrest Bess: Seeing Things Invisible
By night and during the off-season, fisherman and bait salesman Forrest Bess read, wrote, and painted prolifically, creating an extraordinary body of mostly small-scale canvases rich with enigmatic symbolism.
Apr. 19-Aug. 18
Byzantine Things in the World
This exhibition proposes that Byzantine objects are best understood as being “alive,” possessing the agency to work, act, and transform.
May 3-Aug. 18
Centered in Paris and interested in imaginary images, juxtaposition, chance, and the expression of the subconscious, surrealism can be characterized as a retreat from the rational and an inquiry into the mysterious depths of the psyche.
May 24-Aug. 25