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Late Harvest

Oct 22, 2014 - Jan 18, 2015

Historically significant wildlife paintings are juxtaposed with contemporary art made with taxidermy. The result is a stunning play of aesthetic contrasts and visual contradictions that explore and undercut preconceptions about the place of animals within the continuum of art history. Works include pieces by Ray Harris Ching, Richard Friese, Damien Hirst, Robert Kuhn, and Polly Morgan.

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The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky

Oct 22, 2014 - Jan 11, 2015

This major exhibition dedicated to art from the tribes of the Great Plains is drawn from European and North American collections, offering a broad survey with some work dating back some 2,000 years. What emerges is a crisper understanding of the “Plains aesthetic,” the way the particular character of the open landscape inspired an array of art and artifacts.

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American Impressions

Oct 22, 2014 - Nov 1, 2014

A group show of iconic American images, this show includes popular images which range from Trevor Mikula’s rendition of “Old Glory”, to inspiring visual interpretations of our iconic American landscapes, such as the Grand Canyon.  Also included are modern interpretations of cowboys and Native Americans by Karen Bezuidenhout, and Thom Ross. Doug Weigel interprets...

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Llano County Historical Museum Presents “Western Trappings on The Llano”

Oct 22, 2014 - Jan 4, 2015

Western culture, heritage and art will again be the focus of an exciting series of events presented by the Llano County Historical Museum in Llano, Texas. “Western Trappings on The Llano,” a juried exhibition and sale, will be held October 18, 2014, through January 4, 2015 inside the Llano County Historical Museum. The 79-day event will feature the finest in original custom...

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Footprints: The Inspiration and Influence of Allan Houser

Oct 22, 2014 - Jun 1, 2015

The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) will honor world renowned artist and teacher Allan Houser’s 100th birthday with an outdoor sculpture exhibition scheduled for August 3, 2014 through June 1, 2015. Footprints: The Inspiration and Influence of Allan Houser will feature works by sculptors who were inspired or influenced by Allan Houser either as a student, mentee,...

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Regarding Curtis: Contemporary Indian Artists Respond to the Imagery of Edward S. Curtis

Oct 22, 2014 - Mar 31, 2015

Whether romanticized or contested, the enduring power of the imagery of Edward S. Curtis has informed contemporary notions of Native American identity and perception. By inviting contemporary Indian artists to respond to these issues of identity and perception, we carry this dialogue into the present day, both visually and intellectually.

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The Wooden Menagerie: Made in New Mexico

Oct 22, 2014 - Feb 15, 2015

The tradition of Hispano folk wood­carving in New Mexico dates back centuries. In the 20th century, however, its popularity surged, first as a result of funding support though the Work Progress Administration in the 1930s and then as new interest galvanized in the 1970s. This exhibition tracks that history and features works from notable woodcarvers such as José Dolores...

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Woven Nation and Under Desert Stars exhibits

Oct 22, 2014 - Nov 30, 2014

Tubac Center of the Arts announces the Woven Nation and Under Desert Stars exhibit, Friday, Oct. 17 through Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. Admission is free to Art Center members and $5 to non-members. This dual exhibit, from two very different collections, will present an artistic history of Arizona and promises to be an exceptional overall experience for visitors. The Woven Nation...

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2014 Scarecrow Festival

Oct 22, 2014 - Nov 1, 2014

Welcome back the scarecrows! Visit the Gardens and discover the largest scarecrow festival in the state of Texas. Enjoy the fall foliage and the harvest colors. See funny, clever, wacky and weird designs created with repurposed & recycleable materials and made by area organizations, businesses, groups and families. Vote for your favorite design! Included with general admission;...

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A Feeling of Humanity: Western Art From the Ken Ratner Collection

Oct 22, 2014 - Jan 11, 2015

Fine art photographer Ken Ratner began collecting contemporary Western art in 2011 and through careful, modest purchases has been able to amass 74 paintings, drawings, and prints. The mostly contemporary pieces are complemented by a few choice historic Western and regionalist works, all of them spotlighting the great American West and a shared humanity. The Rockwell Museum, Corning, New York,...

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