Home on the Range, Where the Prairie Meets the Plains in Central West Texas

Home on the Range, Where the Prairie Meets the Plains in Central West Texas

By Courtesy of the Grace Museum

 

 

 

MAY 8 – AUGUST 9, 2014 Summerof 2014 at The Grace Museum is a celebration of the art and history of CentralWest Texas, an often mislabeled 200,000+ square mile area of the Lone StarState. The region’s 22 sparsely populated counties share a 19th and early 20thcentury history as an important concourse for indigenous people, ranchers,farmers and merchants. Artwork by important artists who documented earlyimpressions of the area, historic photographs, oral histories and rarely-seenartifacts from private and public collections reveal a cherished historicallink to the past that still exists in the area. Abilene’s annual WesternHeritage Classic ranch rodeo will kick off this celebration of the history ofCentral West Texas on May 8th with the Western Heritage Parade in downtown Abilene.Experience authentic Central West Texas through special events, camps, classesand programs throughout the summer. THANKSTO OUR SPONSORS: A gift in honor of Jerri & Jim Alexander by theirchildren & grandchildren, Dian Graves Owen Foundation, Still WaterFoundation, Zumafilmz, Hunt Direct Marketing, Inc., Priceless Literacy,Community Foundation of Abilene, Abilene Cultural Affairs Council, UnionPacific Foundation {{more}} THANKSTO OUR EXHIBITION & PROGRAMMING PARTNERS: Private Collections,Hardin-Simmons University Library & Archives, Buffalo Gap Historic Village,The Old Jail Art Center, Frontier Texas!, Fort Chadbourne, Fort Griffin StateHistoric Site, Texas Family Land Heritage Program, Historic Ranching Families,Lisa & Tom Perini, Dallas Museum of Art, Amon Carter Museum of AmericanArt, San Antonio Art League, Cowboy Country Museum