Opening: The Progress of Love at The Menil Collection
Photo courtesy of The Menil Collection
Photo courtesy of The Menil Collection

The Progress of Love
On view December 2, 2012 – March 17, 2013

The Menil Collection
1533 Sul Ross St
Houston, TX 77006

Opening Reception
Saturday, Dec 2, 5:30-7:30 pm
Free and open to the public

The Progress of Love is a collaborative project between the Menil Collection, Houston; the Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos; and The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis. Developed through a unique cross-continental conversation and linked by a shared website and publication, this endeavor presents overlapping exhibitions and events at three institutions that explore our conceptions and experiences of love – as an ideal, as a lived experience,and as something lost.

The Progress of Love at the Menil Collection (on view through March 17, 2013) reveals how
artists in Africa today are questioning, reflecting, and challenging received images and norms of
love—sexual, familial, friendly, communal—as derived both from traditional culture and
Western influences. Read More.

Kelechi Amadi-Obi, Joël Andrianomearisoa, Dineo Seshee Bopape, Zoulikha Bouabdellah, Mary Ellen Carroll, Lyle Ashton Harris, Kendell Geers, David Goldblatt, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Romuald Hazoumé, Zwelethu Mthethwa, Zanele Muholi, Toyin Odutola, Emeka Ogboh, Forrest Prince, Senam Okudzeto, Ricardo Rangel, Nadine Robinson, Zina Saro-Wiwa, Yinka Shonibare, MBE, Malick Sidibé, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Billie Zangewa

Kristina Van Dyke, Director of The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts