MUSEUM OF THE BIG BEND
400 N. Harrison Street • Alpine, Texas 79832 (432) 837-8143 • www.museumofthebigbend.com
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