Art: Harvest in Houston

When the first art museum in Texas swung open its doors 29 years ago, a stampede of 10,000 curious Texans wore the varnish off the floors in four hours. The excitement wore off almost as fast. Only 20,000 more visited Houston's Museum of Fine Arts all the rest of that year, and part-time Director James Chillman knew that he had a big job ahead of him transforming the museum from a one-day novelty into a permanent addition to Houston's cultural life

From Rome to Remington. For a foundation, Chillman decided to concentrate on the classics instead of modern or regional...

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