What You'll Get
- $50 for a one-year contributor membership (a $100 value).<p>
The contributor membership includes the following:
- Advance notice of special programs and bookstore sales.
- Invitations to all exhibition previews.
- Invitation to the New Members reception.
- Invitations to “A Series of Introductions” programs.
- Reciprocal membership benefits at more than 500 museums throughout the US and Canada.
- Announcements of public lectures and programs.
- 10% discount at The Menil Collection Bookstore.
- Subscription to Menil, the membership bulletin.<p>
From February 14 through June 1 members can view Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938. Covering the surrealist years of Rene Magritte, the exhibit is organized jointly by the Menil Collection, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Museum of Modern Art. Members will receive exclusive invitation to the preview party, “Magritte by Moonlight,” which will feature live music, champagne, and hors d’oeuvres, as well as private access to the exhibit one hour early each Saturday.<p>
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Must activate by expiration date on your Groupon| membership expires 12 months from activation date. Must be 18 or older. New members only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About The Menil Collection
John and Dominique de Menil began collecting art in the 1940s, shortly after they had relocated from France to the United States. It didn't take long for the couple to amass nearly 16,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, and rare books. Tired of tripping over Byzantine statues on the way to the kitchen, the de Menils decided to share their collection with the world.
The result is The Menil Collection, which opened in 1987 and has since become a fixture of Houston's Museum District. Here, visitors can browse priceless artworks and artifacts with origins that span the globe. With its minimalistic exterior and sweeping stretches of glass, the building itself is also something of a masterpiece. This is no accident—Dominque de Menil made sure that its design allowed for plenty of natural light to enhance visitors' experience and help the artworks grow big and strong.