Learn about influential friendships that Kelly formed with Robert Indiana, Agnes Martin, and others in the late 1950s and early 1960s while living on an old seaport in lower Manhattan called the Coenties Slip. Senior Curator Michelle White at The Menil Collection, Houston will be our guest speaker.
This event will take place in our Capitol Room, located across the plaza in our Smith building, and is free with museum admission. Everyone is welcome to bring lunch. Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4; bring your ticket with you to the museum.
Funding provided by the M.K. Hage Centennial Visiting Professorship in Fine Arts.
Residents of Coenties Slip, New York, 1958. Photograph by Jack Youngerman.
Left to right: Delphine Seyrig, Duncan Youngerman, Lenore Tawney, Jerry Matthews, Ellsworth Kelly (foreground), Robert Indiana (background), Dolores Matthews, and Agnes Martin.