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Dominique and John de Menil

That Houston is a destination for art lovers is due in part to the generosity of Dominique and John de Menil, a French couple who left their Nazi-occupied homeland in 1941, ultimately settling in Houston. Their museum, the Menil Collection, remains true to their vision of art as a spiritual pursuit.

Image: John and Dominique de Menil, 1968. Photo by Hickey-Robertson. Image courtesy of the Menil Collection, Houston.

Audio: Houston Public Media

Photograph of John and Dominique de Menil