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Hispanic Heritage Month – Cultural Heritage Exhibition 2024

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, Hispanic Heritage Month – Cultural Heritage Exhibition 2024

Hard Times Come Again No More: Depression Era Photographs

Reflecting on Texas in the 1930s and 1940s, master photographs of the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl, sponsored by the Farm Securities Commission, documents the hardships of individuals in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, New Mexico and Colorado. Iconic photographs by Arthur Rothstein, Dorothea Lange, Marion Post Wolcott, Russell Lee and others provide context for the origins of Texas Regionalism and Hard Times Come Again No More: Depression Era Photographs

William Lester: True to Form

This rare solo exhibition will highlight the career of William Lester in depth, spanning regionalism (1930s and 40s) through modernist abstractions of the 1980s. The exhibition will include drawings, paintings and prints from private and public collections to examine the artist’s unique and visionary interpretation of his relationship with his environment, often described as more sensory than geographic.

Coreen Mary Spellman: Master Printer

This exhibition will feature fine art prints by Coreen Mary Spellman, an important female Regionalist, from the collection of the Tyler Museum of Art. Spellman’s printmaking skills in lithography, etching, aquatint and mezzotint will be featured in this exhibition showcasing 45 of her prints. Spellman was an influential artist and art educator featured in the upcoming publication Making the Unknown Coreen Mary Spellman: Master Printer

Independence Day – Cultural Heritage Exhibition 2024

Independence Day in the United States is celebrated every July 4th to commemorate the Declaration of Independence in 1776 with fireworks, parades, and parties. Throughout Abilene’s history, Independence Day has meant a day off work and celebrating the holiday with friends, family, and the entire city. Families gathered to watch parades, and sometimes even participate, with young boys following the Independence Day – Cultural Heritage Exhibition 2024

Texas Regionalism Revisited

This group exhibition features artwork by Texas Regionalists from The Grace Museum Art Collection and on loan from private and public collections. The artists selected for this exhibition includes those associated with The Dallas Nine and other Lone Star Regionalists including Jerry Bywaters, Edward Spruce and Charles Taylor Bowling, who were all colleagues of William Lester. The expressive works of Texas Regionalism Revisited

Immigrant Heritage Month – Cultural Heritage Exhibition 2024

Immigrant Heritage Month honors immigrants and their positive impact on communities across the country, including those who have greatly contributed to the success of Abilene. This exhibition recognizes two such individuals who have demonstrated strong dedication to our community through their volunteer efforts on several local nonprofit boards and committees, especially here at The Grace Museum.  The Grace Museum is Immigrant Heritage Month – Cultural Heritage Exhibition 2024

Asian American and Pacific Islander Month – Cultural Heritage Exhibition 2024

The story of Japanese Internment during World War II is integral to the understanding of American sentiment of otherwise innocent Japanese people during the war. Learn about the untold story of Japanese Americans that either escaped internment on the west coast or served in the military during the war.

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.

Earth Month – Cultural Heritage Exhibition 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.

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 was born in Cuero, Texas in 1898. He graduated high school in 1916 and following his father’s wishes, began studying engineering at the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas (now Texas A&M University). Due to his artistic The Artistic Legacy of Buck Schiwetz

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

Hispanic Heritage Month – Cultural Heritage Exhibition 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, Hispanic Heritage Month – Cultural Heritage Exhibition 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