Gandhi's last possessions, poignantly captured by an unknown photographer.
A schematic of a sphygmograph from 1854 invented by Karl von Vierordt. Credit Courtesy Patrick Feaster and Dario Robleto.
Dario Robleto's arcane marriage of art and science at The Menil Collection focuses on the human heartbeat across time. Shown: 19th-century physician/inventor Étienne-Jules Marey’s sphygmograph.
Golden Doubleheader: Seize the moment and take in the final days/weeks of two remarkable shows at The Menil Collection, which make for a shining viewing experience, filled with depth, history and meaning. Director Josef Helfenstein curates “Experiments with Truth: Gandhi and Images of Nonviolence” (through February 1). In our turbulent times, this exhibition offers inspiration and respite, as it elucidates Gandhi and his legacy alongside works by truth seekers in art, from a ladder-like Flavin light sculpture to Tinguely’s almost whimsical, kinetic “Prayer Wheel.” Paired with Gandhi’s riches, curator Michelle White organizes “Dario Robleto: The Boundary of Life is Quietly Crossed” (through January 4), a dense, poetic meditation on art and science which takes as its cue, the human heartbeat. Read what The New York Times had to say.