Glass House Presents William Middleton on Dominique and John de Menil

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April 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Location: Lamb Room

Join author William Middleton as he presents his new book Double Vision: The Unerring Eye of Art World Avatars Dominique and John de Menil. The de Menils were celebrated collectors who became one of the greatest cultural forces of the twentieth century through groundbreaking exhibitions, artistic scholarship, establishing institutions, and work with civil rights. The couple created an oasis of culture in their Philip Johnson-designed house in Houston with everyone from Marlene Dietrich and René Magritte to Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns. They built the Menil Collection, the Rothko Chapel, the Byzantine Fresco Chapel, the Cy Twombly Gallery, and underwrote the Contemporary Arts Museum. Now, with unprecedented access to family archives, Middleton has written a sweeping biography of this unique couple.


William Middleton is a journalist and editor who has worked in New York and Paris. He has been the Fashion Features Director for Harper’s Bazaar and the Paris Bureau Chief for Fairchild Publications, overseeing Magazine and Women’s Wear Daily. He has written for The New York TimesThe New York Times Magazine, Vogue, House & Garden, Esquire, Texas Monthly, Travel & Leisure, Departures, and the International Herald Tribune.

This program is generously supported by New Canaan Community Foundation.
Image credit: Dominique and John de Menil. Photograph by Budd, courtesy of the Menil Archives, The Menil Collection


April 18
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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