Tag: Exhibition

Invaluable: Collection Treasures from Past Exhibitions

In the 85 years following the founding of the Abilene Fine Arts Museum (AFAM), with the stated goal of creating an important art collection “for the good of the citizens of Abilene,” the art collection has grown to include more than 2,500 invaluable works of art. Dating from the 13th to the 21st centuries, important paintings, sculptures, works on paper, Invaluable: Collection Treasures from Past Exhibitions

Terry Cockerham: Big Bend

From the curator, Judy Tedford Deaton Photographer Terry Cockerham laments the fact that many Texas residents have never experienced the majestic beauty of the Big Bend area of Texas. He is so adamant about the value of this part of the state that he has spent more than a decade documenting exactly why the Big Bend should be on everyone’s Terry Cockerham: Big Bend

Paul Manes: Odyssey

From the curator, Judy Tedford Deaton Paul Manes is a painter’s painter. The artwork selected for this solo exhibition is the ultimate statement of that fact. Surfaces and subjects morph into singular stunning testaments to Manes’ mastery of oil painting on canvases larger than life. Complex and solitary imagery up close and at a distance shares a haunting immediacy driven Paul Manes: Odyssey

Fine Art Limited Edition Artist Books from the Permanent Collection

William Shakespeare, King Lear, with original lithographs by Oskar Kokoschka, Published by Ganymed Original Editions Limited, London, 1963. Collection of The Grace Museum, Gift of Mr. Donald Thai Oskar Kokoschka, King Lear, 1963, lithograph, Collection of The Grace Museum, Gift of Mr. Donald Thal

Historic Period Rooms

Evidence remained of the life of the homesteader, but Abilene was beginning to urbanize. An electric streetcar system had just begun service. The state-run Epileptic Colony was celebrating its seventh birthday and was the city’s largest employer. Following drought-breaking rains, the city’s water supply seemed secure. Although electricity was appearing in some houses, gas was still in dominant use for Historic Period Rooms

Cultural Heritage Exhibition – Asian And Pacific Islander Month

The Grace Museum is collaborating with Abilene Christian University’s Introduction to Public History: Interpreting American Pasts course to create monthly exhibitions that coincide with different cultural heritage months throughout the year. These exhibitions highlight the narratives of various cultural groups that are integral to Abilene’s history while weaving these stores into the broader historical fabric of the United States. May Cultural Heritage Exhibition – Asian And Pacific Islander Month

Terry Hays: Cosmic Garden

“In the history of symbols the cosmic tree is described as the way of life itself, a growing into that which eternally is and does not change; which springs from the union of opposites and, by its eternal presence, also makes that union possible. It seems as if it were only through an experience of symbolic reality that man, vainly Terry Hays: Cosmic Garden

As Is Rural Realism

Artist Reception : May 4, 2017 Identifiable subjects are only part of the enduring allure of realism. Each generation of realist artists brings new subjects and new media to the genre. AS IS rural realism features the art of contemporary realists whose work transforms the mundane into the magical by concentrating on off-road subjects and offering unique ways of seeing As Is Rural Realism