Rediscovering Andy Warhol

An exhibit featuring Warhol’s entire Cowboys and Indians series and five companion pieces, work from Warhol’s popular Botticelli’s goddess of Venus, and his 1985 ads portfolio among many other iconic images. More than 30 works in all will be on display. This incredible private collection is paired with Warhol Polaroids and photographs from the Meadows Museum at Centenary College in Shreveport. Don't miss this!

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58th Student Invitational

LMFA is proud host artwork from area students during our 58th annual Student Invitational. Come see the amazing creativity, craftsmanship, and ingenuity these budding artists are putting on exhibit.

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Ladies Night!

It's Ladies Night! We will be studying the Japanese art of Sumi-e led by the talented Mec Lacewell. Bring your friends and join us in the Artworks studio for a fun evening of laughter and art. Sign up soon. This class fills up fast!

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Watercolor Portrait Workshop with Michael Holter

Holter is a Texas artist that has rapidly become known for his dynamic watercolor portraits, landscapes and his popular workshops. Our 2 day workshop led by this award winning talent is a must for any watercolor enthusiast!

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Pop Art Family Day!

Join us for a special event observing our Andy Warhol exhibit with a Pop Art celebration! The museum will be abuzz with guided tours, art projects, face painting, and special activities. We will be handing out cool 70's treats along with The Rolling Hunger food truck parked out front. This is a wonderful opportunity to spend the day with your family in a festive, artful environment.

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27feb12:00 pm1:00 pmYogaLed by Carlyn Short

01mar12:00 pm1:00 pmYogaLed by Carlyn Short

01mar6:00 pmRediscovering Andy Warhol Movie Night!

01mar6:00 pm8:00 pmFeaturedLadies Night!The Japanese Art of Sumi-e with Mec Lacewell

02mar12:00 pm1:00 pmClay ClubA time for Artists to Explore the art of ceramics with others.

03mar10:00 amUrban Sketching GroupGetting together as a group and sketching once a month at a variety of urban locations around East Texas.

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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 700 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.