Watch H-Town’s Tobe Nwigwe take over the Menil Drawing Institute in “Purple Rain Thing”

Take in another visionary music video from H-Town rapper Tobe Nwigwe as he brings “Purple Rain Thing” to the Menil Drawing Institute in Montrose.

After a big year that has seen showstopping performances at the BET Awards, a residency at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, and a minty fresh Pandemic Experience virtual concert, Tobe Nwigwe keeps rolling with another burst of color, this time at the Menil Drawing Institute campus.

Featuring another Houston rap legend, Lil Keke, “Purple Rain Thing” sees Nwigwe inside and outside of one of the newest additions to the Montrose museum campus—in the rapper’s signature visual style.

More about the Menil Campus

Housing some of the city’s most cherished artworks, the Menil campus in Montrose consists of multiple buildings, including the Menil Collection, the Menil Drawing Institute, Cy Twombly Gallery, the Dan Flavin installation at Richmond Hall, and Menil Park.

Each of these locations are open again to the public with limited, timed-entry tickets that can be reserved, for free, online. Social distancing and face masks are required for museum admission. Click here to learn more about admission to the Menil.

Social Distancing & COVID-19

Businesses and organizations in Houston have opened under modified protocols, following guidelines administered by local health officials, the State of Texas and CDC. At this time, guidance from experts urges people to continue wearing face masks when in public spaces, practice social distancing of at least six feet, limit your touching of surfaces and frequently use hand sanitizer or soap and water to keep your hands clean.

Although vaccines have been approved and distribution has begun, supplies are still limited. Health officials have severely cautioned that it will take until late spring 2021 before the U.S. might be able to expect a level of herd immunity. In the meantime, masks are strongly advised to help curb the increasing spread of COVID-19 this winter.

Before heading out, take time to familiarize with your destination’s requirements or restrictions at this moment, and be sure to contact them ahead of time with any questions or concerns.

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