Welcome to the Yale Club of Houston - Contemporary Arts Museum Tour


Contemporary Arts Museum Tour

Join Bulldogs for a visual treat, and dinner afterwards!

The Contemporary Arts Museum will provide Yale summer interns, guests, and other Yale Club friends and members with a personal tour of an exhibit. The artist is Trenton Doyle Hancock; his work, "Skin and Bones: 20 years of drawing", will be entertaining and informative. 

When: Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Where: Contemporary Arts Museum, 5216 Montrose Blvd, Houston 77006


After the tour, all guests and members are invited to join the Yale interns for dinner at a nearby Mexican Restaurant, El Pueblito.

When: Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Where: El Pueblito, 1423 Richmond Ave, Houston, 77006 

The exhibit is free. Please RSVP to give us a count. 


Trenton Doyle Hancock was born in 1974 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Raised in Parris, Texas, Hancock earned his BFA from Texas A&M University, Commerce, and his MFA from Tyler School of Art at Temple University, Philadelphia. Hancock's prints, drawings, and collaged-felt paintings work together to tell the story of the Mounds -- a group of mythical creatures that are the tragic progatonists of the artists's unfolding narrative. Each new work by Hancock is a contribution to the saga of the Mounds, portraying the birth, life, death, afterlife, and even dream states of these half-animal, half-plant creatures. Influenced by the history of painting, espcially Astract Expressionism, Hancock transforms traditionally formal decisions -- such as the use of color, language, and pattern-- into opportunities to create new characters, develop sub-plots, and convey symbolic meaning. Hancock's paintings often rework Biblical stories that the artist learned as a child from his family and local church community. Balancing moral dilemmas with wit and a musical sense of language and color, Hancock's works create a painterly space of psychological dimensions. Trenton Doyle Hancock was featured in the 2000 and 2002 Whitney Biennial dxhibitions, one of the youngest artists in history to participate in this prestigiuos survey. His work has been the subject of one-person exhibitions at Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; and Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami. The recipient of numerous awards, Hancock lives and works in Houston, where he was a 2002 Core Artist in Residence at Glassell School of Art of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

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