2020 Exhibitions


Exhibitions made possible in part by the City of Longview, the Cultural Activities Advisory Commission and LMFA members and sponsors.

Phillip Shore: Phenology and Forms

July 11 - September 19, 2020


Phillip Shore’s new exhibition could not be timelier as the world faced a global pandemic and the United States struggled to face and correct the injustices of racism. His work exudes a peacefulness and mindfulness that invites the viewer to meditate on their connectedness with nature and our world. His new exhibition, “Phenology and Forms,” debuted at LMFA in Longview, Texas and later traveled to The Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio. It is a prime example of how ART encourages peaceful dialogue, reflection and promotes healing.

Texas Historic Landmarks

May 12 - September 19, 2020


LMFA, through a donation from The Summerlee Foundation, created a unique opportunity for the East Texas arts community to participate in the 150th Anniversary Celebration of the founding of Longview. These works were based on Texas Registered Landmarks within the city limits of Longview. Congratulations, Emma Kay Staggs, on winning the People’s Choice Award for your beautiful Petroleum Building piece!

Will van Overbeek: 24 Summers at Barton Springs

May 29 - June 27, 2020


Nothing says, “SUMMER” better than sun, water and people in bathing suits. Rolling Stone Photo Editor Laurie Kratochvil suggested that Barton Springs might be a good spot to shoot. Austin photographer, Will van Overbeek, spent the day there and ultimately returned to take color pictures every summer for the next 23 years. This exhibition originally debuted at the Austin Museum of Art in 2007 and have now been added to LMFA’s permanent collection. Overbeek, studied with University of Texas photography giants Garry Winogrand and Russel Lee.