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My Museum Monday: AISD Art Teachers

The Grace Museum provides many opportunities for training and community building for Art Educators in AISD, Region 14, and beyond….
My Museum Monday: AISD Art Teachers

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Artists Who Teach

Artists Who Teach

#WeekofGratitude continues today with our special tribute to Artists Who Teach! The Grace Museum has a special connection to our regional Art Teachers and our permanent art collection includes several important Texas Art Educators. Join us today in thanking and…
Illustrated Happy Hour - The Sunshine Special and Midnight Train Cocktail

Illustrated Happy Hour – The Sunshine Special and Midnight Train Cocktail

We are inspired by passenger trains for today’s special HISTORY focused Illustrated Happy Hour. Make yourself one of these Midnight Train cocktails and settle in for a discussion about the Sunshine Special passenger train from the T&P fleet – and…
How To: Wax Resist Cityscape + Oceanscape

How To: Wax Resist Cityscape + Oceanscape

Get out your watercolors and crayons for this fun double feature art activity! For #ArchitectureWeek you will learn how to create a city using a wax resist technique as well as a bonus oceanscape activity using your same materials. SUPPLIESWatercolorscrayonswatercolor…
All Things Art - Teacher Workshop

All Things Art – Teacher Workshop

MONDAY Principles of Design Project with Canon Cavazos Homemade Geli Plates Cut Canvas Project  TUESDAY Geli Plate Printing Cardboard Loom Weaving with Heather Henderson  WEDNESDAY Found Object Collage with Mary K Kiel Huff Pop-Up Basics
Film Friday: Robert Langham III

Film Friday: Robert Langham III

It’s #FilmFriday and we are talking about MOVEMENT! Take a look at the beautiful and magical photographs of Robert Langham III whose work was not only featured in his solo exhibition at the Grace, Magic & Logic, but who is…
Way Back Wednesday: West Texas Clubwoman

Way Back Wednesday: West Texas Clubwoman

In the late nineteenth and early twentieth century many women did not have access to higher education nor were they permitted to participate publicly in leadership roles. The solution was to band together in a socially accepted format to educate…
How To: Wax Resist Cityscape + Oceanscape

How To: Wax Resist Cityscape + Oceanscape

Get out your watercolors and crayons for this fun double feature art activity! For #ArchitectureWeek you will learn how to create a city using a wax resist technique as well as a bonus oceanscape activity using your same materials. SUPPLIESWatercolorscrayonswatercolor…
Way Back Wednesday: David S. Castle, Skyline Maker

Way Back Wednesday: David S. Castle, Skyline Maker

View fullsize View fullsize  As one of the most significant and prominent architects in Abilene and the Big Country in the early to mid-1900s, David S. Castle designed and built hundreds of schools, residential buildings, hotels, medical buildings, municipal buildings,…
Flash Mob Folklorico

Flash Mob Folklorico

View fullsize We are wrapping up our week of el Dia de Muertos with Flash Mob Folklorico! Enjoy this beautiful performance of El Huapango de Moncayo as performed by St. Vincent Pallotti Ballet Folklorico (St Vincent Pallotti Catholic Church) in…
Tradition of Tapetes

Tradition of Tapetes

One of the more elaborate and beautiful Dia de Muertos traditions is the creation of tapetes or “rugs/tapestries” comprised of flower petals, sand, rice, beans, sawdust, etc. The Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt University writes: Spanish for “rug,”…
Dia de los Muertos: Symbols and Traditions

Dia de los Muertos: Symbols and Traditions

The Dia de los Muertos holiday is filled with beautiful symbols, traditions, and imagery. Every detail represents something significant and special in the remembrance of loved ones. Some traditions are rooted in ancient meso-American traditions, some came from Spanish/European cultural…
Tradition of the Ofrenda

Tradition of the Ofrenda

One of the central components of the Dia de los Muertos holiday celebration is the altar or ofrenda (offering). You may have seen many around town yesterday or perhaps contributed to The Grace Museum community ofrenda at a previous family…