The Art of Collecting

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Editor'sLetter Collecting art is one of the greatest adventures you can have. If you're a collector, you know exactly what I mean: the satisfaction of falling in love with a piece of art, bringing it into your home, then living with it and appreciating it in new ways every day.

In this special Collector's Issue we take you on a tour of three Texas collections built by people enamored with the adventure of collecting. We travel to a historic ranch near the tiny town of Post in West Texas, where owners Bob and Debbie Macy have amassed an impressive collection of traditional western paintings and sculpture, including works by 21 members of the Cowboy Artists of America. Then we head to the city of San Antonio, where a collector's European-style town home is filled from floor to ceiling with an eclectic mix of artworks by American, Mexican, Native American, African, European, and Chinese artists. We also visit the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, which houses a significant collection of 20th-century American art donated by the late novelist James Michener and his wife, Mari. …