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 …

Greene and Greene at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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While we wait for the fall exhibition season to begin, now is a good time to catch the  traveling exhibition A “New and Native” Beauty: The Art and Craft of Greene & Greene, which is in its final weeks at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (through October 18). Organized by the Gamble House and the Huntington Library to mark …

Master drawings from the collection of Horace Wood Brock

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February 2009 | Horace Wood “Woody” Brock defines himself as a collector of fine aristocratic furniture and decorative objects, especially English and French eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century pieces—Louis XIV, neo-Palladian, rococo, chinoiserie, Regency, Empire—but he is also a very significant collector of master drawings. These range from mid-sixteenth-century Italian to early nineteenth-century French and are wonderfully diverse in style, subject …