The opening of the much-anticipated and architecturally stunning Menil Drawing Institute included quite a party! It also brings a fantastic exhibition of drawings by Jasper Johns. The works are grouped by theme, instead of chronologically, allowing the viewer to follow the artist through a sometimes years-long exploration of a concept.
Kudos to Assistant Curator Kelly Montana, who has a palpable enthusiasm for the works paired with an intimate knowledge of each piece in the exhibit. The Condition of Being Here will continue through January 27th. If you have a chance to hear Montana speak, don’t hesitate.