Bewitched

Join us for a magical evening at the Summit Club for Bewitched – Magic and Mayhem 2017. Our annual masquerade is the best Halloween party in town, so come enjoy a delicious seated dinner, silent and live auctions, complimentary beer and wine, and a cash bar. AND don't forget the costume contest with several prizes to be awarded for creative and outrageous costumes!

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Mallory Page: The Garden of Ambition

The Garden of Ambition is a solo exhibition of large-scale, monochromatic artworks by New Orleans-based artist Mallory Page. Featuring 17 new works, the exhibition offers a sophisticated study in perception, exploring how measured changes in color and light can effect shifts in visual understanding.

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Holiday Magic

Join us at the LMFA for the 2017 Holiday Tea Room and Market: Holiday Magic. The Tea Room luncheon features a delicious meal with specially decorated tables for this year's theme of Holiday Magic. Be sure to check in on the Holiday Market featuring artisan goods perfect for the gift giving season.

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Breakfast with Santa

Join in on the holiday fun at Longview Museum of Fine Art's Breakfast with Santa! Bring your camera and capture your little ones with Santa and Mrs. Claus, listen to stories, make crafts, and of course enjoy some delicious breakfast.

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28oct6:30 pmBewitchedMAGIC & MAYHEM 2017

10nov7:00 pmLive Music: Brumley and Gardner

02dec9:00 am10:30 amBreakfast with SantaA Magical Morning with Food, Storytelling, and Crafts

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Who We Are

The Longview Museum of Fine Arts is a non-profit organization which seeks to create interest in, and promote knowledge of, the visual arts throughout the City of Longview and vicinity by exhibiting, interpreting and preserving works of art and providing educational opportunities to a diverse audience.

The Longview Museum of Fine Arts is a non-profit organization which seeks to create interest in, and promote knowledge of, the visual arts throughout the City of Longview and vicinity by exhibiting, interpreting and preserving works of art and providing educational opportunities to a diverse audience.

The Longview Museum of Fine Arts was begun by the Junior Service League of Longview in 1958, and held its first yearly Invitational Exhibit in 1959. Jerry Bywaters, Director of the Dallas Museum of Art, acted as consultant to the League and juror for that event. The staff of Nicholson Memorial Library sustained the Museum. In 1970, a Museum charter was issued by the State of Texas and the League’s collection was place on permanent loan. The Museum has been located in five different locations since 1958. The present location on Tyler Street was renovated in 1997. The inaugural exhibit was held on January 17, 1998, with an opening and workshop by world renowned photographers, Ruth Bernhard & Michael Kenna. In 2005, Ann Lowman donated property at the corner of Tyler and Fredonia Streets to begin a Sculpture Garden, with a piece donated by Steel & Pipe Co., Inc. Charlotte & John Wrather also donated their property toward this space.

Today the Museum displays its permanent collection in the Wrather Gallery, the main gallery inside the front doors. The Martin-Stoudt (Premier I) and Barrow-Cave (Premier II) Galleries adjoining the Wrather Gallery host traveling or temporary exhibits six times per year, with private members’ receptions the weekend before opening to the public. The permanent collection is also rotated at this time. Exhibits remain up for six weeks then entertain a two week break before the next exhibit is ready. The Judge J.T. Smith Sculpture Garden rotates exhibits annually.

LMFA has a permanent collection of over 400 paintings, etchings, woodcuts, photographs, works on paper, lithographs, serigraphs, collages and pieces of sculpture. Works from contemporary regional artists (Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana) are the primary sources for the collection. The museum strives to exhibit the “best of the best” in order to share works with members and visitors, making Longview a better place to live and visit, and the museum a jewel in the eyes of the community.