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
Abilene in the 1920s
When one thinks of the 1920s, images of flappers, jazz, and speakeasies immediately come to mind. While that is relatively true, for Abilene, the 1920s was an era of major change and growth, just like it was throughout the United States. The population of Abilene nearly doubled throughout the decade with the increase in businesses, buildings, railway usage, and updated … Abilene in the 1920s
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
Cultural Heritage Exhibition – Native American Heritage Month 2023
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 2023
Best Friends III: the dog as subject in fine art photography
The relationship we have with man’s best friend is a two-way street. But in art, our canine companions are usually included as an accessory for their owners or as a symbolic reference. Images of dogs can be found in prehistoric cave art and on ancient Egyptian monuments. Today, dogs are so much a part of our lives that they are often … Best Friends III: the dog as subject in fine art photography
As I See It: Earlie Hudnall, Jr.
As I See It: Earlie Hudnall, Jr. is a solo exhibition of the photography of Earlie Hudnall, Jr., who has lived for many years in Houston, Texas. He began photographing while in the U.S. Marine Corps in the 1960s and finds inspiration in the beauty and pride in everyday life in Black communities in Texas. A strong sense of community … As I See It: Earlie Hudnall, Jr.
Witness: Black Artists in Texas, Then and Now
The talented artists in this group exhibition includes Kermit Oliver, Roy Vincent Thomas, Harvey Johnson, Charles Criner, Riley Holloway, Delita Martin, Sedrick Huckaby, Letitia Huckaby, Bert Long, and John Biggers. Each artist creates personal dialogues that reject previous racial stereotypes and bare witness to the transformative power of art to create a modern positive record of Black culture.