Fall 2020 programs are made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities; MSU Texas with support from the Museum Trust; and individual donors to Texoma Gives and the Museum Annual Fund.
Join the Curator of Collections and Exhibitions in a tour every Saturday at 3:00 PM!
Color in Art, Color in Life: Prisms, Pigments, and Purpose
October 24 – January 30
Through interdisciplinary partnerships and works from the permanent collection, this exhibition demonstrates the purposeful language of color as it was discovered through scientific methods and as it plays a role in compositional design, meaning, and experience.
Image: Moses Harris, Prismatic Color Wheel, Illustration from “The Natural System of Colours,” c. 1766
Follow along in the creation Color in Art, Color in Life: Prisms, Pigments, and Purpose with curator Danny Bills to get an insider perspective of art exhibitions and a personal connection to the museum experience.
Quilt Journeys: Pattern
January 30 – July 24, 2021
More often than not, a quilt tells a story. From Colonial quilts to the Abolitionist movement and from the Crazy Quilt era of the 19th century to today’s contemporary experimentation with materials redefining what a quilt can be, the quilt journey offers a rich history communicated through pattern, story, and collaboration. This exhibition explores pattern in 20th century quilts from the WFMA Permanent Collection.
Image: Grandmother’s Flower Garden Variation, Quilt, n.d; Gift of J.L. Staley.
Dwelling: Experiences of Shelter
March 27 – September 4, 2021
This exhibition invites reflection on the experience of shelter, both our own and those around us. During the pandemic, many people have expressed a new awareness of their homes. For some the experience is idyllic, for others claustrophobic, and for others dangerous. Created well before the Covid-19 coronavirus changed lives across the globe, these artworks remind us of a prior time and urge us to see them now in a new light.
Image: Katherine Liontas-Warren, The Lost Habitat, 2010, Pastel; Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU Texas Permanent Collection, Gift of Katherine Liontas-Warren.
Visions of the West
April 24 – July 24, 2021
Visions of the West presents imagery of the American West by Texas and Southwestern artists, including the legendary Frank Reaugh. Spanning the 20thcentury and beyond, the works in this exhibition invite us to draw on our experiences of the West, both romantic and starkly real.
Image: Otis Dozier, Abandoned House, 1935, Oil on board