Film Friday: Robert Langham III
It’s #FilmFriday and we are talking about MOVEMENT! Take a look at the beautiful and magical photographs of Robert Langham III whose work was not only featured in his solo exhibition at the Grace, Magic & Logic, but who is also well represented in the Grace permanent art collection. Langham’s proprietary process shown in several of the included images captures motion in a way like no other.
Best Friends: The Dog as Subject in Fine Art Photography
Best Friends: the dog as subject in fine art photography presents individual dogs as primary subject. Many of the photographs could be labeled portraits because of the obvious affection the photographer has for the particular dog in the photograph. This exhibition explores the universal symbiotic relationship between people and their dogs as captured on film by photographers William Wegman, Elliott Erwitt, Keith Carter, Rufus Lovett, J.W. Clarke, Dennis C. Darling and many others from the private collection of professional photographers Alice and Bill Wright.
Film Friday: Robb Kendrick
It’s time for the second photographer in our #FilmFriday double feature as part of our Week of the American Cowboy. It is safe to say that perhaps no one captures the spirit, depth, and authenticity of the Texas contemporary working cowboy than Robb Kendrick. Take a look at these beautiful tintypes from the Revealing Character monograph that were exhibited in 2014 as part of the Home on the Range exhibitions at The Grace Museum. All images are from the collection the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University.
Film Friday: June Van Cleef
It’s #FilmFriday during the Week of the American Cowboy and we are highlighting a double feature of photographers who capture ranch life and all it’s manifestations and in a beautiful and true way. First up is June Redford Van Cleef. Hear about her work in her own words – illustrated with the beautiful works from the photography collection of The Grace Museum. All works shown are gelatin silver prints and a Gift of the Artist – to the collection.
Still Life in Photography: Laura Pickett Calfee
Since the mid-1990s Calfee has photographed homes occupied by the same families for generations focusing on casually arranged mementos, lovingly used objects and telltale signs of previous owners. The intimate photographs illuminate the significance of the fading tradition of holding on to the home place and caring for objects handed down from generation to generation. The subtly-hued photographs place one or more specific objects into small carefully composed vignettes.
Film Friday: Earlie Hudnall, Jr. – American Photographer
We have a special Saturday edition of our #FilmFriday series today! We are happy to share this image from The Grace Museum Collection by @txcommarts – 2020 Texas State Artist (2D) – Earlie Hudnall, Jr. titled “The Guardian”.
Film Friday: Summer on Film
It’s #FilmFriday at the end of Summer Heat Week and we wanted to cool off with this beautiful photograph by American photographer, George Krause of this little boy playing in what appears to be water from a fountain in the year 1970 in Philadelphia.
Way Back Wednesday: Swimming in Taylor County
It’s #WayBackWednesday and this week we are talking about Summer Heat and here in Texas we are feeling that heat this week! Our Summer heat is not a new thing for us and we found these “cool” photos of people cooling off in our neighbor town, Buffalo Gap, around the turn of the century. Buffalo Gap is still a respite for many locals and travelers, alike – with many offerings for recreation, dining, history, and beautiful scenery.
Film Friday: Traditional Dress
We wrap up #FashionWeek with a bonus #FilmFriday look at the vast and beautiful traditional dress of cultures from around the world as featured in the Alice and Bill Wright Photography Collection of the Grace Museum. Many of these photos are documentary in nature, however each photographer captures the spirit of their individual subject(s) beautifully. Join us on this global tour as we celebrate each location’s charm and unique expression through fashion.
Film Friday: Oceans in Black and White
It’s #FilmFriday and today we are featuring ocean images from The Grace Museum photography collection. Originally we selected the classic black and white images but we came across a few beautifully colorful beach scenes that could not be missed!
David H. Gibson: The McManaway Studio Project
Take a mini-tour of the new photography exhibition, David H. Gibson: The McManaway Studio Project, with comments from curator Judy Tedford Deaton.
Film Friday: Rebecca’s Photography Collection
It’s #FilmFriday! Rebecca shares her photography collection and a quick look at a Kowa SIX medium format camera. Share your special photos, cameras, and memories for #mymuseumathome week and #mymuseumcollection.
Floral Photo Basics
It’s Film Friday of #WeekofGratitude and today we are making share Floral Photography basic tips and techniques so you can make a “photo bouquet” for the Mom or Teacher in your life – or anyone to whom you would like to show gratitude!
Grace Celebrity: Bill Wright
Bill Wright, photographer, author, and namesake to the Grace Museum’s dedicated photography gallery (with wife Alice), has donated over 700 fine art photographs and other works of art to the collection. In addition, the Grace photography collection features over 160 of his own photographs.
Film Friday: War Photographers + WPA Artists
Artists have played key roles in times of war. From documenting maneuvers and battles – to illustrating equipment and use manuals – their skills have served in ways that may sometimes be overlooked.
Film Friday: Depots Along the T&P Line
It’s #FilmFriday and we are traveling from New Orleans to El Paso via Texas & Pacific Railway Depot photographs from the T&P Collection of The Grace Museum!