Outdoor renovations are in progress. Please excuse our mess. We apologize for the Closing of the Front Entrance temporarily. Please use the WEST ENTRANCE until further notice. The updates and addition outdoors will be worth the wait!
With great excitement I am delighted to serve as the executive director of the Wichita Falls Museum of Art at Midwestern State University. I am optimistic about the prospects to enhance the museum’s collections, exhibitions, and programs; to energize awareness and participation at local, statewide and national levels; and to secure the financial stability and sustainability of the museum. And, the opportunity to build connections with the community and the university in service to the mission of the museum is a wonderful challenge.
I am a fifth generation Texan who grew up in the Panhandle. I bring 22 years of experience as executive director of The Grace Museum in Abilene, Texas; the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor, Maine: and the National Museum of Wildlife Art, in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. I was also a tenured full professor of art history at Texas State University. My experience in both the museum and the university environments has been challenging and fulfilling. I have had to think creatively about effectiveness and efficiency. I have had to be productive, action oriented and solution based to set goals and accomplish strategic objectives, even in the midst of economic challenges, leadership shifts, and budgetary constraints. I look forward to working with the professional museum staff, volunteers, and the dedicated advisory board. I invite everyone in the community and university to become actively involved in the Wichita Falls Art Museum.
Francine Carraro, Ph.D.
Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the Live at the Lake concerts this summer on our lawn.
All of the concerts are from 6 to 8 pm and are FREE to the public.
Thursday, August 9th – Dopple Gangers
Thursday, August 23rd – Jay Hollis
We hope you can make it out to one or many of these live concerts!
The museum is excited to now offer online registration for most of our events.
Please call the museum at 940.397.8900 if you have any questions.