Houston philanthropists John and Dominique de Menil are my heroes. As a modern art lover, visiting each part of the Menil Collection, including the Byzantine Fresco Chapel, Twombly Gallery and Dan Flavin Installation, made me wish I lived in Houston. Each of these museum collections is intimate, easily digestible and perfectly exquisite. Of course, art is subjective and it seems that my modernist sensibilities are very close to that of the Menil’s so I have a strong appreciation for their collection. Even the building structure of the Menil Collection, designed by Renzo Piano, resonates deeply with me. While the building stands out as a beautiful structure, it is at the same time very subtle and blends in with the houses in the neighborhood, like an anchor to the community. These leaf-like structures on the ceiling of the Collection allow natural light into the galleries. As the lighting changes with the rhythm of the sun and weather, so does the visitor’s perception of the exhibited art.