The attorney representing the man charged with vandalizing a Picasso painting at the Menil last summer could find it difficult to defend him when he returns to Houston, possibly tomorrow. It seems the suspect has already confessed to the crime.
One of Houston's hidden treasures is about to disappear. The Byzantine Fresco Chapel — part of the Menil Museum Collection — will close on Sunday. Laurie johnson spoke with some of the people who were visiting the chapel for the last time.
A mainstay of the Menil Collection is about to close. For 15 years, the Byzantine Fresco Chapel has housed frescoes from the 13th century that were looted from a Greek Orthodox Church in Cyprus. KUHF's David Pitman stopped by the chapel to ask Menil director Josef Helfenstein why these frescoes meant so much to John and Dominique de Menil, and how he feels about the pieces going home.