Opening in October 2017, the Menil Drawing Institute will be home to nearly 2,000 drawings from the Menil Collection, with particularly strong holdings in nineteenth century modernism, Cubism, Surrealism, and Abstract Expressionism.

As a freestanding building dedicated to the research, exhibition, and conservation of unique works on paper, the Drawing Institute will further substantiate the Menil’s dedication to artists and the methods crucial to their creative thought and process.

The founders of the Menil Collection set a precedent for the collection and research of drawings that continues through the dedication of our community and their important gifts to the museum.