Upcoming Exhibitions

Each year, the museum brings in culturally and historically significant works from the 19th century to the present and hosts nearly a dozen curated exhibitions featuring Texas-based artists, emerging contemporary artists from across the United States, internationally established artists, and students from the East Texas region.

Towards a 21st Century Abstraction

October 15 - February 11, 2023

Curated by LA Art Critic, Peter Frank, Towards a 21st-Century Abstraction features painters pushing abstraction into new territories. This exhibition brings together artists who are dedicated to two-dimensional abstract art. They are not defined by what they do or why they do it, but how they struggle to participate in what has become a global discourse in art. “Theory does not validate something like visual abstraction, it simply frames it,” Frank writes in an essay about the exhibition. “Abstract art endures because artists still make it – still devote their lives to it, still investigate its problems and possibilities, still answer to the challenges posed by other artists, contemporaries and predecessors alike, and still establish visual vocabularies based on elements at once laid bare and intricately combined." We invite the entire community to experience this exhibition and ask, ‘what is abstract art?’ That is what truly sets this exhibition apart.

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