Visit The Grace

The Grace Museum is a place for all ages to explore art, history and creativity. Our 1909 building was originally the Hotel Grace, and was built to welcome travelers on the railroad. Since 1992, The Grace Museum has been a cornerstone to Abilene’s downtown revival into a welcoming center of the arts, dining and family activities for this dynamic west Texas town.

We hope you will enjoy your visit to The Grace Museum and will return to visit often!

Museum Hours

Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-5pm

FREE Thursday Nights: 5-8pm

Closed Sunday & Monday

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Holiday Closures

New Years: CLOSED Dec 31-Jan 1

Good Friday: CLOSED Mar 29

Independence Day: CLOSED Jul 4

Thanksgiving: CLOSED Nov 28-29

Christmas: CLOSED Dec 24-25

Admission

$8 – Adults 18+

$5 – Children ages 4-17, Seniors 65+, Students & Educators (with ID), Retired Military (with ID)

FREE – Children ages 0-3, Museum Members, Active Duty Military Families (with ID)

Location

102 Cypress Street

Abilene, TX 79601

325-673-4587

info@thegracemuseum.org

Accessibility

The Grace Museum is fully accessible for our mobility impaired visitors. There is a wheelchair ramp on the North 1st Street side of the Museum for access to the building, an elevator for access to all floors, and wheelchair-accessible restrooms. In addition, there is a wheelchair available for visitor use upon request at the Lobby Desk. Noise-cancelling headphones are also available upon request at our Spark desk located on the 2nd floor.

Parking

The Grace Museum offers two parking areas adjacent to our building along North 1st Street. We welcome our patrons to park in either of these areas. Reserved spaces are available for Handicapped Parking Only.

Interested in a School Tour? Check out our information for Educators.

Our Mission

The Grace Museum builds multifaceted connections through new experiences in American fine art and history within the evolving Texas story through exhibitions, programs, and collections.

Our Vision

The Grace Museum will serve as an exemplary cultural institution as well as a hub of learning, inspiration, and involvement.

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Scott Gentling (1942 – 2011) was an artist based in Fort Worth, Texas. His works most often depicted wildlife and landscapes, but he was also a muralist and a portraitist. He was even commissioned to paint the official gubernatorial portrait of President George W. Bush when he was Governor of Texas.He preferred the term representational over realism for his artistic style and drew much inspiration from nature, history, and architecture. He is also know for his many collaborations with his twin brother, Stuart Gentling. Together, they crafted their magnum opus, 𝘖𝘧 𝘉𝘪𝘳𝘥𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘛𝘦𝘹𝘢𝘴, a self published book of 50 paintings of birds and landscapes with universal acclaim. The Gentling twins were considered passionate and well-read “boy geniuses”. However, Stuart did not receive as much acclaim as Scott, but was instrumental in managing both of their artistic careers through his vast social network. Scott's work can be found at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Houston Museum of Natural Science, and The Old Jail Art Center.--IMAGEScott Gentling, 99𝘵𝘩 𝘔𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘥𝘪𝘢𝘯, 1980, dry brush watercolor, Courtesy of Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden ... See MoreSee Less
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Happy first day of summer! Our Children's Art Competition submissions are on view in Spark - stop by to see them before they come down on August 22. ... See MoreSee Less
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This is the last week to check out our 𝘐𝘮𝘮𝘪𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘏𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘢𝘨𝘦 𝘔𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘩 exhibition - come learn more about Mishi and Immigrant Heritage Month before it closes at 5pm on June 29.⁠

Mishi Mathur has served the community in so many capacities with much grace and enthusiasm. She grew up in Chandigarh and New Delphi, India. Mishi was 27 when she and her husband, Sandip, and their four-month-old baby moved to the U.S. After arriving in Houston, they had to quickly adapt to Texas culture, especially regarding the need for a car compared to India`s walkability. As Mishi recounts, "I was afraid of the traffic!" The Mathur family moved to Abilene in the early 2000s.⁠

Mishi likes to stay involved with the community. "She strongly influences and serves in many organizations across Abilene and always leaves an enduring and lasting imprint on them. She serves on the board of The Grace Museum and has positively touched most every facet of our work. I am thankful that she and Sandy have made Abilene their home." - Laura Moore, Executive Director, The Grace Museum
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Scott Gentling (1942 – 2011) was an artist based in Fort Worth, Texas. His works most often depicted wildlife and landscapes, but he was also a muralist and a portraitist. He was even commissioned to paint the official gubernatorial portrait of President George W. Bush when he was Governor of Texas.⁠

He preferred the term representational over realism for his artistic style and drew much inspiration from nature, history, and architecture. He is also know for his many collaborations with his twin brother, Stuart Gentling. Together, they crafted their magnum opus, 𝘖𝘧 𝘉𝘪𝘳𝘥𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘛𝘦𝘹𝘢𝘴, a self published book of 50 paintings of birds and landscapes with universal acclaim. The Gentling twins were considered passionate and well-read “boy geniuses.” However, Stuart did not receive as much acclaim as Scott, but was instrumental in managing both of their artistic careers through his vast social network. Scott`s work can be found at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Houston Museum of Natural Science, and The Old Jail Art Center.⁠

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Scott Gentling, 99𝘵𝘩 𝘔𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘥𝘪𝘢𝘯, 1980, dry brush watercolor, Courtesy of Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden
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Happy first day of summer! Our Children`s Art Competition submissions are on view in Spark - stop by to see them before they come down on August 22. ...