Menil Influence

Houston takes it as a compliment that Los Angeles will look eastward while constructing the Eli Broad Building. The Broad collection in Southern California, which just received the final go-ahead, is thanks to its namesake’s $300 million endowment. John de Menil’s vaunted Texas collection is said to be a model for the new one, as it's one of the “most universally admired single-collector art museums.”