400 N. Har­ri­son Street • Alpine, Texas 79832 (432) 837-8143 •­se­u­mofthe­big­

Western Art Collector - - WESTERN MUSEUM DIRECTORY -

The Mu­seum of the Big Bend be­gan with a lone ar­row­head in 1921 and has grown to over 100,000 ar­ti­facts. Lo­cated in the his­toric Texas Cen­ten­nial Memo­rial Mu­seum build­ing, the mu­seum has in its col­lec­tion works by ac­claimed early Texas artists such as Julius Woeltz, Xavier Gon­za­lez, El­iz­a­beth Keefer Boa­tright, an ex­ten­sive retablo col­lec­tion and the Yana and Marty Davis Map Col­lec­tion which chron­i­cles the map­ping of Texas, Ok­la­homa and the In­dian Ter­ri­to­ries. The mu­seum has re­cently added work by Anna Keener to the col­lec­tion along with maps and at­lases and sup­port­ing doc­u­ments to the Yana and Marty Davis Map Col­lec­tion.

Ma­jor Upcoming Ex­hi­bi­tions

Erin Han­son: Im­pres­sions of Big Bend Coun­try Through De­cem­ber 16, 2018 Richard Orton: The Up­shaws of County Line: An Amer­i­can Fam­ily Jan.18-march 25, 2019 33rd Trap­pings of Texas April 13-May 19, 2019

“The Mu­seum of the Big Bend is de­lighted to part­ner with artist Erin Han­son to bring her ‘open-im­pres­sion­ism’ paint­ings of the Big Bend land­scape to the mu­seum this fall. Her work is breath­tak­ing and she cap­tures the beauty of the Chi­huahuan desert on can­vas.” — Mary Bones, di­rec­tor, Mu­seum of the Big Bend

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