Currently on View

The Permanent Collection of the Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU Texas houses over 1600 works of art, with an emphasis on artwork on paper. Currently, the exhibitions listed below feature the WFMA Permanent Collection.

Photography series by Frank Gohlke that captured the destruction of the Wichita Falls 1979 tornado. A photo above with a photo of the same location one year later in 1980.

Resiliency, Humility, Fortitude: Frank Gohlke’s Aftermath

April 4 – August 1, 2020

Frank Gohlke’s portfolio of 40 black and white photographs, which capture the devastation of the 1979 Wichita Falls Tornado and the landscape one year later, are exhibited virtually here and on our website to mark the anniversary of Terrible Tuesday, April 10, 1979.

Image: Frank Gohlke, Alley in Southmoor Apartments, looking south, 1979/1980, Gelatin silver print

Polly Cox, "Sunshine Grocery", 1976, watercolor; from the WFMA Permanent Collection.


Organized by the Wichita Falls Art Association

March 13 – June 27, 2020

The Wichita Falls Art Association celebrates 70 years in a city with a rich visual arts tradition. This exhibition features works in all genres by heritage member artists, who exhibited their art from the founding of the association in 1948 through the twentieth century.

Image: Polly Cox, “Sunshine Grocery”, 1976, watercolor; from the WFMA Permanent Collection.

On Tour

Young at Art: A Selection of Caldecott Book Illustrations

The exhibition Young at Art: A Selection of Caldecott Book Illustrations includes original illustrations from Caldecott Medal recipients and from “runner-up” Honor books, as well as other illustrations by award-winning artists. This exhibition of works from Wichita Falls Museum of Art’s permanent collection celebrates the vision and talent of twenty-eight award-winning artists.


Leonard Weisgard, Mother Hen, 1947, Acrylic