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As Essential as Dreams

Menil Collection, Houston


Self-Taught Art from the Collection of Stephanie and John Smither

This exhibition celebrates a remarkable promised gift from Houston-based collectors Stephanie and John Smither to the Menil Collection. As collectors and patrons, they have passionately championed the work of self-taught and visionary artists, affirming that the desire to create and collect is a deeply human response ‘as essential as dreams,’ to borrow a phrase from Jean Baudrillard. Read more.

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