The Williford Foundation
115 S. Mount Street
Hours: M-F 9am-5pm
--View the current art exhibit
--Read numerous art books (in at least three languages)
--Learn more about the Graham Williford Collection
It was Graham Williford’s wish that what he had spent so much time collecting would be made available to the public for their education and enjoyment. It is the mission of the Graham and Jean Devoe Williford Charitable Trust to see his dream come true.
Mr. Williford’s collection focuses on American artists and designers working, exhibiting and studying abroad in the critical final decade of the 19th century. It includes more than 1100 works and includes major silver pieces by Tiffany and Gorham, with a substantial range of rare flatware and pieces previously owned by William Vanderbilt.
The Foundation has pieces on loan at the Amon Carter Museum, High Museum in Atlanta, Georgia, as well as the Dallas Museum of Art. The Tyler Museum of Art has had several significant exhibits of the Graham Williford collection and currently houses the majority of Graham’s collection.
The Foundation has two trustees, John R. Williford, Graham’s cousin, of Austin, Texas and Thomas C. Campbell of Dallas, Texas, who oversees the administration of the Foundation.
Stephanie Thompson serves as Administrative Director at the Foundation's headquarters in Fairfield, Texas.