JD Miller & Lea Fisher: Reflectionist Couple

LMFA welcomes artists JD Miller and Lea Fisher and their exhibit, "Reflectionist Couple". Witness artwork that draws the viewer in and stimulates an emotional and existential journey. The exhibit is on display from July 10th through September 22, 2018 along with selections from the LMFA permanent collection.

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ArtWorks Summer Classes

ArtWorks summer classes are here! We have classes for artists of all ages, click here to see full list of upcoming classes.

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LMFA 60th Anniversary

We're proud to be celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Longview Museum of Fine Arts in 2018. Join us for some of the incredible exhibits we have planned for this year!

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Portrait Sculpting Workshop with Philippe Faraut

We are proud to announce the return of world renowned sculptor Philippe Faraut! Join us for this 3 day portrait seminar, but be sure to register soon. This class fills up fast!

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Jac Lahav: The Great Americans

In October of 2018, LMFA welcomes Jerusalem-born artist, curator, and writer Abshalom Jac Lahav. The exhibit features work from "The Great Americans", a collection of portraits focusing on famous figures from American history created in Lahav's signature style.

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Watercolor Landscape 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 3 day workshop led by this award winning talent is a must for any watercolor enthusiast!

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Live Music: Brian Dunne

Friday, August 10th, kick off your weekend with live music from up-and-coming artist Brian Dunne on August 10, 2018, at the LMFA. Doors open at 6:30pm.

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LMFA Upcoming Events

LMFA 60th Anniversary

04junallday09augalldayFeaturedArtWorks Summer ClassesSign Up Today!

23jul10:00 am31(jul 31)12:00 pmClay Creations!With Instructor Hope Jehorek/ This class will take place 3 days the first week and 2 days the second

23jul1:00 pm27(jul 27)3:00 pmFiber Art!With Instructor Misti Scaggs

24jul12:00 pm1:00 pmYogaLed by Carlyn Short!

26jul12:00 pm1:00 pmYogaLed by Carlyn Short!

26jul6:00 pm8:00 pmLife DrawingOpen studio time dedicated to drawing from live models.

30jul(jul 30)1:00 pm03aug(aug 3)3:00 pmPet Pattern Portraits!With Instructor Amanda Tilley

31jul12:00 pm1:00 pmYogaLed by Carlyn Short!

 

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.