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Arts History Lecture Series Fall 2022

 Join us for our new lecture series with speakers Dr. Katherine Scherff & Bryan Wheeler, Ph.D

A History of Walls: The Borders We Build

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The Association invite’s you to a talk, presented by TBA, to explore the implications and effects of some of history’s most famous walls.

 

The exhibit A History of Walls: The Borders We Build explores four significant historic walls built by nation-states. From the Israel/West Bank Barrier to the Great Wall of China, from the Berlin Wall to the wall along the US-Mexico border, A History of Walls looks at the history of and meaning behind these imposing infrastructural elements.

The event is free of charge and a lunch will follow the lecture at 12:00 p.m.

Please RSVP by TBA by calling the Museum Association Office at (806) 742-2443

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Mountain Mist: Clever Marketing to Beautiful Treasures

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Join us as we examine the quilts of Mountain Mist with presenter, TBA, and explore more of the exhibit.

Mountain Mist is one of the handful of companies that produce batting for quilts today. For more than 180 years, generations of quilters have loved the Mountain Mist batting brand and layered its batting into countless quilts. From the beginning Mountain Mist battings were sold with paper wrappers around them, which protected them during shipping and on the store shelf. As part of their promotional campaign, begun in 1929, they printed their batting wrappers with small images of various quilt patterns printed on the outside of the wrappers. On the inside the company included full instructions, complete with quilting patterns for one of the featured quilts. Mountain Mist is one of the very few companies in the quilt industry today whose marketing director actively worked to preserve the history of the company and its quilts which were made up before bringing the pattern to market. The Museum looks forward to bringing this now retired marketing director to the Museum for a public program planned during the running of the exhibit. This exhibition features 38 quilts made from Mountain Mist batting wrapper patterns as well as printing plates for one of the wrappers, a kit, booklets, and other promotional materials from the company.

The event is free of charge and a reception will follow the lecture.

Please RSVP by TBA by calling the Museum Association Office at (806) 742-2443

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South American Splendor

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The collection includes works on religious themes and portraits from the Viceroyalty of Peru (and the smaller entities such as the Kingdom of Nueva Granada into which it was divided in the eighteenth century), as well as a small selection of portraits from the Spanish Caribbean.

During the several centuries-long rule of Spain over large parts of South America, painters and sculptors in that region did not often sign their works of art. It was not even a usual practice among recognized masters, whose signatures appear only occasionally, so that identification of their bodies of work depends on stylistic analysis.

This event is free of charge and a reception will follow the lecture.

Please RSVP by TBA by calling the Museum Association Office at (806) 742-2443

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MUSEUM HOURS 

  • Sunday | 1pm-5pm 
  • Monday | Closed 
  • Tuesday through Saturday  | 10am-5pm

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