Menil Drawing Institute



Opening 3 November 

The Menil Drawing Institute has been in operation since 2008, with the Menil Collection organising traveling exhibitions and conducting research projects, including the catalogue raisonné of Jasper Johns’ drawings. From 3 November, the Institute will have a permanent home – a new 30,000-square-foot building, designed by Johnston Marklee and Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates – in which to display its substantial collection of drawings. Its inaugural exhibition, ‘The Condition of Being Here: Drawings by Jasper Johns’, will draw on this collection, exploring the artist’s full career through his works on paper. Find out more from the Menil Collection’s website.

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Menil Drawing Institute exterior. Photo: Paul Hester

Rendering of the Menil Drawing Institute at Dusk, looking past the west entrance courtyard (detail). Courtesy Menil Collection

Untitled, Jasper Johns

Untitled (1990), Jasper Johns. © Jasper Johns/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.

Skin, Jasper Johns

Skin (1965), Jasper Johns. © Jasper Johns/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.

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