Sep 10 2021
Jan 23 2022
Niki de Saint Phalle in the 1960s

Niki de Saint Phalle in the 1960s

Presented by Menil Collection at Menil Collection

This exhibition explores a transformative ten-year period in Saint Phalle’s work when she embarked on two significant series: the Tirs, or “shooting paintings,” and the powerful Nanas, lively sculptures of the female form. Affirming the artist’s place in postwar art history, this show highlights these prescient works of performative, participatory, and feminist art, as well as her transatlantic projects and collaborations. Niki de Saint Phalle in the 1960s brings together major paintings, assemblages, and sculptures from this prolific chapter in the artist’s career, as well as extensive film and photographic documentation from the Menil Collection Archives.

Niki de Saint Phalle in the 1960s is co-curated by Michelle White, Senior Curator, the Menil Collection, and Jill Dawsey, PhD, Curator, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. A catalogue for the exhibition will be available September 2021.

Admission Info

Admission to the Menil Collection is free, always.

Dates & Times

2021/09/10 - 2022/01/23

Location Info

Menil Collection

1515 Sul Ross, Houston, TX 77006