A native Houstonian, Barbara Goot Gamson is a passionate supporter of contemporary art. Pursuant to her belief that the arts and humanities contribute to the vibrancy of society, promote social awareness, foster dialogue and curiosity, and nurture creative and critical thinking, she is integrally involved in the visual arts community in Houston, Texas; Aspen, Colorado; and around the United States. Barbara serves as Trustee for The Menil Collection in Houston, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and the Aspen Art Museum, and is a National Committee Member of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. Barbara resides in Houston, Texas with her husband Michael. Their two daughters, Emma and Carly, also share their love for the arts.