Tag: Exhibition

Inherit the Earth: Margaret Smithers-Crump

The art of Margaret Smithers-Crump is rooted in a life-long love of both our planet as well as personal and global human interactions with the natural world. Her current work examines microscopic and macroscopic relationships in nature. Travels aboard and experience of the vast open spaces of West Texas has had a particular influence on the works to be exhibited Inherit the Earth: Margaret Smithers-Crump

Cultural Heritage Exhibition – International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2023

International Holocaust Remembrance Day takes place each year on January 27th, the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp. This exhibition highlights the history of the Holocaust, displacement and mass murder of Jewish people, the role Texans played as liberators, and the history of Abilene’s Jewish community.

The Fine Art of Collecting

Selections from the Judge B. Michael and Elise Chitty Collection Mike and Elise Chitty’s interest in art began shortly after they married in 1977. As of 2017, their private collection consists of more than 400 works of art and artifacts and counting. For the collectors, each object contains the history of creative expression and the experience of discovery.  The couple’s The Fine Art of Collecting

Cultural Heritage Exhibition – Hispanic Heritage Month 2022

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. Hispanic Cultural Heritage Exhibition – Hispanic Heritage Month 2022

Cultural Heritage Exhibition – Native American Heritage Month 2022

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. November Cultural Heritage Exhibition – Native American Heritage Month 2022

Igor Melnikov: Dreamwatcher

Russian American artist, Igor Melnikov, challenges traditional associations with portraiture through his haunting paintings of emotionally ambiguous children isolated on a dark background. Although he often bases his paintings on children he knows, he also relies on old photographs as well as memories and dreams for details. He states that his main objective is not to record a likeness, but Igor Melnikov: Dreamwatcher

Sarah Ball: An Unlikely Likeness

British artist Sarah Ball is inspired by historical photographs but with a very different outcome. Using 19th and 20th century photographic archives of mug shots, Ball creates a series of intimate portraits of anonymous protagonists. Ellis Island immigrants, demonstrators and suspected criminals stare directly at the viewer.  The meticulously rendered, expressionless faces, taken out of context are arrestingly human. The Sarah Ball: An Unlikely Likeness

Paul Black: Carol

Photographer Paul James Black presents an intimate group of Polaroids and black and white photographs of only one person; his wife Carol. The photographs in the exhibition, Paul Black: Carol, were taken in the first two decades of their marriage and offer an intimate record into their private world in the 1960s and 70s. Carol is the only subject in Paul Black: Carol

Up Close and Personal: Portraits from the Reaves Collection of Texas Art

Bill and Linda Reaves have been avid Texas art collectors for over forty years, and together have assembled an outstanding collection of artwork by 20th century Texas artists. The Reaves Collection of Texas Art reflects the breadth and depth of the collectors’ knowledge of Texas art and artists. This exhibition features a selection of artworks from their private collection focusing Up Close and Personal: Portraits from the Reaves Collection of Texas Art

Hung Liu: The Long Way Home

Hung Liu is known for masterful recreations of historical Chinese photographs. Her subjects over the years have been Chinese refugees, street performers, soldiers, laborers, and prisoners, among others. Liu challenges the documentary authority of the appropriated photographs by reconstructing the narrative through a variety of media. Liu’s initially training in the Socialist Realist style of the Maoist regime is evident Hung Liu: The Long Way Home

Gifts of The Collectors Circle

The generosity and continuing support of the Collectors Circle is the focus of this exhibition featuring works of art purchased and conserved by this outstanding group of Grace Museum supporters. On the evening of February 10, 2019, The Grace Museum celebrated the seventh annual Collectors Circle event. The tradition was established in 2012 by the Exhibitions and Collections Committee of Gifts of The Collectors Circle

William Eggleston: Jamaica Botanical

33 photographs from the 1978 Jamaica Botanical Series Collection of The Grace Museum, Gift of Eddie Green William Eggleston is an American photographer. He is widely credited with increasing recognition for color photography as a legitimate artistic medium. Eggleston’s books include William Eggleston’s Guide (1976) and The Democratic Forest (1989). In the early 50s, William Eggleston (b. 1939 Memphis, TN.) William Eggleston: Jamaica Botanical

Gardens at The Grace: Selections from the Permanent Collection

What do artists Romare Bearden, Charles Taylor Bowling, Ken Hale, Jimmy Jalapeeno, Loren Mozley, Andy Warhol, Dan Wingren, Roger Winter, and Tony Sheets have in common? Clue #1: This is not a trick art history question. Clue #2: It does have something to do with gardens. Answer: Each artist had a work of art on view in Gardens at The Gardens at The Grace: Selections from the Permanent Collection

Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence

The story of women’s suffrage is a story of voting rights, of inclusion in and exclusion from the franchise, and of our civic development as a nation. Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence, a poster exhibition from the Smithsonian, celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment and explores the complexity of the women’s suffrage movement and the relevance Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence

David McManaway: Cult of the Commonplace

“People are always trying to take my work too literally, to list the things that are nothing more than ingredients of my pieces. . . .It’s like gestalt: the whole is always more than the sum of the parts. Most people never go beyond that list of objects to deal with the content, the meaning those objects assume in their David McManaway: Cult of the Commonplace

Abilene’s Hispanic Heritage Display Committee presents: Entretenimientos: Música, Baile y Radio

The Hispanic Heritage Display Committee presents Entretenimientos: Música, Baile y Radio. This exhibition was created by Abilene’s Hispanic Heritage Display Committee, a group committed to archiving, preserving, and displaying the histories of Hispanics in Abilene for the community and its future generations. This exhibition highlights just a small portion of the rich history of music, dance, and entertainment in Abilene’s Abilene’s Hispanic Heritage Display Committee presents: Entretenimientos: Música, Baile y Radio