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Trenton Doyle Hancock, Menil Collection and Contemporary Arts Museum Houston Land on Huffington Post’s 2015 “Musts”

Continuing the trend started by The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post release Wednesday their list of “exhibitions you’ll be talking about this year.” Several Houston institutions landed on the list, as well as Houston-based artist Trenton Doyle Hancock. The Houston trio finds itself in good company, alongside exhibitions of Basquiat at The Brooklyn Museum, Frida Khalo at the New York Botanical Gardens, and exhibitions at The Guggenheim, LACMA, Museum of Modern Art New York and The new Whitney Museum of American Art, among many others.

Hancock’s “Skin and Bones: 20 Years of Drawing” debuted at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston in April 2014. The exhibition has been lauded by numerous critics, including The Wall Street Journal, who recently named “Skin and Bones” among the best art of 2014. “Skin and Bones” will make it’s next appearance at The Studio Museum in Harlem, March 26-June 28. If you missed “Skin and Bones” at the CAMH and can’t make it to New York in the Spring, view a peak into Hancock’s private mythology in the Hermann Park Train Tunnel, where “Destination Mound Town” takes train riders on a whimsical journey through “Mound Town.” Weingarten Art Group is proud to have worked with Hancock to see this large-scale mural come to life for the more than six million annual visitors to Hermann Park.

The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, in partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver will present “Marilyn Minter – Pretty/Dirty” April 18-August 2. The exhibition will explore the power of desire through Minter’s trademark perspective of lush photographs, paintings and videos. The Huffington Post describes Minter as a “master of painting, photography and film whose contradictory presentation of the feminine body and beauty makes her a favorite of ours.”

Barnett Newman: The Late Works” will debut at the Menil Collection in March, continuing through August. The exhibition, consisting almost completely of works produced between 1965 and 1970, will display not only Newman’s completed works, but unfinished works-in-progress. The unfinished works, in various states of progress and contrasted with a handful of works from his early period, will afford the viewer a glimpse into Newman’s technical innovation and artistic evolution. The Huffington Post cites “Barnett Newman: The Late Works” as their most meditative pick for 2015.

Image Credit: …And Then It All Came Back to Me, 2011, Mixed media on paper, 9 × 8 inches, Collection KAWS, New York, Courtesy the artist and James Cohan Gallery, New York/Goober’s Intrusion, 2006, Mixed media on paper, 6 ¼ × 10 inches, Collection Jim and Paula Ohaus, Westfield, New Jersey, Courtesy the artist and James Cohan Gallery, New York