When the Menil Collection opened in Houston in 1987, the public could finally see for themselves the masterpieces amassed by John and Dominique de Menil. As philanthropists and avid collectors, the late couple infused the Texas art scene with both their eye for talent (what Dominique referred to as her “enormous appetite for whatever turns me on”) and their largesse (numerous purchases ended up as gifts scattered across the globe). Just as their 16,000-piece collection—which includes medieval
All in the Family
A new film presents a never-before-seen look at Dominique de Menil in her curatorial element.
by Jordan Breal
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