In Memoriam: Texas collector and patron of the arts William James Hill (1934 – 2018)

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William J. Hill, fondly known to friends and acquaintances alike as Bill, was a sixth-generation Texan and a native of Houston. His city is culturally richer for his lifelong contributions to many institutions, including the Children’s Museum, the Harris County Heritage Society, Project Row Houses, the Menil Collection, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

West and Copley in Houston

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 Watson and the Shark by John Singleton Copley (1738–1815), 1778. Oil on canvas. National Gallery of Art, Washington, Ferdinand Lammot Belin Fund. An adventurous exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston should alter our views on the influence of ear­ly American painting and painters. American Adversaries: West and Copley in a Transatlantic World explores the way in which two colonial painters …

Moving Forward at Bayou Bend

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from The Magazine ANTIQUES, September/October 2010. Houston has been called a wholesale city—a great place to do business and buy big. It feels as though it is lounging flat out, like some huge deflated blimp. The very notion of commercial/residential zoning remained problematic until rather recently, and less than a generation ago smallish escort service motels sat cheek-by-jowl near great …

The real Menil

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September 2008 | It would be hard to refute the art world consensus that the most admired collector of the second half of the twentieth century was Dominique de Menil (Fig. 6), the French-born heiress to the Schlumberger oil drilling equipment fortune, whose eponymous private museum of 1982 to 1986, designed for her adopted hometown of Houston by Renzo Piano …