Past Exhibitions

marilyn minter: pretty/dirty

Exhibition Through July 10, 2016

For over three decades Marilyn Minter has produced lush paintings, photographs, and videos that vividly manifest our culture’s complex and contradictory emotions around the feminine body and beauty. From the oversized paintings of makeup-laden lips and eyes to soiled designer shoes, Minter’s work brings into sharp, critical focus the power of desire. As an artist Minter has always made seductive visual statements that demand our attention while never shirking her equally crucial roles as provocateur, critic, and humorist. Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty features over 25 paintings made between 1976 and 2015, three video works, and several photographs that show Minter’s work in depth.



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Artist & Curator Talk
Sunday, April 3, 2016 | 2 PM


Cinema Orange: EVA HESSE
Friday, April 15, 2016 | 7 PM

Limited seating; reservations recommended

Friday, May 13, 2016  |  7 PM
Limited seating; reservations recommended

Art, Food, and Appetite: A Conversation with Jenni Sorkin and Alison Pearlman inspired by Marilyn Minter: Pretty Dirty
Sunday, June 26, 2016 | 3 PM

VIEW MARILYN MINTER VIDEOS But you'll really want these room-sized artworks in person!

Green Pink Caviar (2009)

Smash (2014)

Exhibition Credits

Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirtyis organized by the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. The exhibition is supported by generous grants from Gregory R. Miller & Co., Amy and John Phelan, Jeanne Greenburg Rohatyn/Salon 94, and Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch. The exhibition tour  includes Contemporary Arts Museum Houston; MCA Denver; OCMA; and the Brooklyn Museum. 

Support for the OCMA presentation is provided by Robin and Steve Kalota and Diane Stovall.


All artworks by Marilyn Minter:  Black Orchid, 2012; C-print; courtesy of the artist, Salon 94, New York, and Regen Projects, Los Angeles. Pop Rocks, 2009, enamel on metal; Collection of Danielle and David Ganek. Soiled, 2000, C-Print; Courtesy the artist, Salon 94, New York, and Regen Projects, Los Angeles. Redhead, 2015, enamel on metal; Avenues the World School, Collection of Sherry and Douglas Oliver.