Spring 2024 exhibitions and programs are made possible in part by grants from the City of Wichita Falls as administered by the Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture, the Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation, and the Texas Commission on the Arts; Erin Cluley Gallery; the J.S. Bridwell Foundation; the Bryant Edwards Foundation; the Fain Foundation; the Lola Pitzer Endowment; and MSU Texas with support from the Museum Trust Fund and individual donors to Texoma Gives and the Museum Annual Fund.

 

Current Exhibitions

In this solo exhibition, artist Karsten Creightney approaches the creation of his paintings by collaging layers of cut materials from old books and from his own prints and paintings onto canvas and wood surfaces. He refers to the various ingredients in the work as fragments and scraps recontextualizing them into new artworks. Creightney’s artwork pieces together landscapes and worlds ordered in both beauty and calamity.

Wilderness Passing: The Hudson River Portfolio, 1820–1825 highlights one of the most important early American etching books produced in the 19th century. The portfolio was published to help make people aware of the beauty of the American landscape and to stimulate a sense of national identity, like the early novels of James Fennimore Cooper, short stories of Washington Irving, and poetry of William Cullen Bryant, all of whom will be presented in dialogue with the artworks on display.

Throughout the history of what we know as western civilization, people of color have struggled for self-determination in all aspects of life – including control of their own images presented and accepted in society. Stereotypes may not be created by the art and media we consume, but these modes of representation and interpretation serve to amplify our visions of each other. Explore the evolution of control of the Black image in this Visual Voices exhibit.

Upcoming Exhibitions

On Tuesday, April 10, 1979, just after 6:00 p.m. a massive tornado struck the city of Wichita Falls. This series of photographs titled "Aftermath" by Frank Gohlke documents the devastation the day after the storm and the city as it appeared a year later. His work offers a vivid testimony to both the destructive power of the storm and the determination of the city and its people to rebuild.