Curated by Menil Director Josef Helfenstein and Assistant Curator Clare Elliott, Memories of a Voyage: The Late Work of René Magritte brings together approximately 12‐15 works dating from 1941–1967. Oil paintings will be shown alongside seldom‐seen preparatory drawings. The exhibition will also showcase gouaches‐ a medium Magritte relied on more and more heavily during this period, as well as a pair of rare painted bottles, only about 25 of which are known to be extant.
The artworks featured in “Memories of a Voyage: The Late Work of René Magritte” are drawn primarily from the Menil Collection’s deep holdings of the artist’s work, which are rivaled only by those of the Musée Magritte in Brussels. The exhibition is presented simultaneously with Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary: 1926–1938 a project focused on the formative years of Magritte’s career. Visitors will therefore have a rare opportunity to experience the full scope of the artist’s career.
This exhibition is generously supported by Frost Bank; Skadden, Arps; and the City of Houston. - From www.menil.org