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Review for The Menil Collection, Houston, TX, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have great respect and admiration for Houston's Menil Collection. The Menil's permanent collection and curated exhibitions are world-class, thanks to both the keen eye of its founders and to the talented and devoted staff that continue the founders' vision. The museum's indoor and outdoor spaces are open and inviting, providing an oasis of peace within the noise and chaos of city living. The Menil's bookstore remains focused on scholarship, offering an impressive selection of art books, catalogues and monographs. But what I appreciate most about the Menil is its dedication to public access and community outreach. The museum buildings and grounds are open to everyone - without charge - as it has always been, and the Menil reaches out to the community with regularity, hosting festivals, book fairs, concerts, film screenings, and activities for children. Indeed, the Menil Collection has earned my respect and admiration, and I believe it should serve as a model for other institutions to imitate.

Role:  Donor