Full Steam Ahead: The Texas & Pacific Railway
The Texas & Pacific Railway Company (T&P Railway) began plans to build a railroad line from Shreveport, Louisiana all the way to San Diego, California, creating a southern route that would help with winter climate complications. The T&P Railway began construction in 1872 and the first service between Longview and Dallas opened in July 1873. As construction moved west, talks … Full Steam Ahead: The Texas & Pacific Railway
Young Masters Juried Art Exhibition 2024
This annual juried art competition offers every Advanced Placement (AP) Studio Art student in Abilene ISD an opportunity to have artwork selected for a museum exhibition and to compete for valuable college scholarships. The exhibition is a collaborative effort by AEF, Abilene ISD, and The Grace Museum.
Cultural Heritage Exhibition – Earth Month 2024
Earth Month is dedicated to educating the community about environmental issues, offering climate solutions, and promoting our Earth’s care and sustainability. This exhibition highlights Texas history related to environmental improvements, as well as local efforts spearheaded by groups like Keep Abilene Beautiful and Master Gardeners of Abilene.
Cultural Heritage Exhibition – Women’s History Month 2024
From Women’s History Day in 1978 to Women’s History Week in the early 1980s, this month was formally established by Congress in 1987. This exhibition highlights some of the early efforts by women in Texas and Abilene in particular with the right to vote, involvement in war efforts, establishing roots in business, and participation in women’s clubs.
The Artistic Legacy of Buck Schiwetz
Lecture | Thursday, June 6, 2024 | 6 pmGuest Speakers: Drs. Linda and Bill Reaves, Curators, Authors, Collectors Artist Edward “Buck” Muegge Schiwetz (1898-1984) was born in Cuero, Texas on August 24, 1898. After their brief stay in New York, Schiwetz moved back to Houston where he became a partner in what was to become Wilkinson – Schiwetz and Tips, … The Artistic Legacy of Buck Schiwetz
Texas Landscapes from The Grace Museum Permanent Collection
The Grace Museum (originally The Abilene Fine Arts Museum) has a history of collecting important prints, paintings and drawings focusing on the Texas landscape. This companion exhibition features works of art collected during the last 76 years of collecting. Paintings by Edward Eisenlohr, Loren Mozley, Bob Stuth-Wade, and many others will be presented in this group exhibition exploring Texas landscape … Texas Landscapes from The Grace Museum Permanent Collection
Bill Wright’s Texas: Luminous Landscapes
Artist Reception | Thursday, July 11, 2024 | 6 pm “Texas is renowned for its diverse and expansive landscapes, showcasing a remarkable array of natural features. From Gulf Coast beaches to stunning western mountain ranges, indigenous peoples’ cultural and historical imprints add depth and richness to the region’s story. From ranching to astronomy, the natural environment and the current culture … Bill Wright’s Texas: Luminous Landscapes
For Love of the Land: Painting the Texas Landscape
Exhibition Reception | Friday, May 3, 2024 | 5 pmGuest Speaker: Michael Grauer, McCasland Chair of Cowboy Culture, Curator of Cowboy Collections & Western Art at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum One of the first chroniclers of art in Texas was Abilenian France Battaile Fisk, who wrote in her 1928 publication, A History of Texas Artists and Sculptors, … For Love of the Land: Painting the Texas Landscape
Cultural Heritage Exhibition – Hispanic Heritage Month 2023
Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the histories, cultures, traditions, and many contributions of those individuals of Latinx and Hispanic ancestry in the United States. The establishment of Hispanic Heritage Month was the first Cultural Heritage Month in the United States. The month allows for Hispanics to feel recognized, accepted, and proud to be a Hispanic living in the United States. Today, … Cultural Heritage Exhibition – Hispanic Heritage Month 2023
Recent Acquisitions: Gifts of the Collectors Circle
The generosity and work of the Collectors Circle is the focus of this exhibition that features works of art purchased and conserved by this outstanding group of Grace supporters. On the evening of January 29, 2023, The Grace Museum celebrated its eleventh annual Collectors Circle event. The tradition was established in 2012 by the museum’s Exhibitions and Collections Committee with … Recent Acquisitions: Gifts of the Collectors Circle