Dominique and John de Menil—collectors, patrons, philanthropists, civil rights leaders in Houston, supporters of human rights causes around the world, heirs to the Schlumberger oil-equipment fortune, and great-grandparents of Dash Snow—are the subject of DOUBLE VISION—THE UNERRING EYE OF ART WORLD AVATARS DOMINIQUE AND JOHN DE MENIL, by William Middleton.

This weekend at the French Institute, Middleton and writer-editor Kate Betts will discuss the book’s subjects and their Menil Collection, an art campus in Houston that includes the Dan Flavin Installation at Richmond Hall, the Rothko Chapel, and the Cy Twombly Gallery.


WILLIAM MIDDLETON in conversation with KATE BETTS, Monday, April 9, at 7 pm.

FIAF—LE SKYROOM, 22 East 60th Street, New York City.

Above: Anti-poverty activist and congressman Mickey Leland and Dominique de Menil, in the 1970s.

Below: Dominique de Menil in the gallery of the John Chamberlain installation for the opening of the Menil Collection, 1987. Menil Archives, The Menil Collection, Houston. Photograph © A. de Menil.

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