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Texas Art: A Sense of History



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Texas Art: A Sense of History

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1934-6186_P_Mission_San_JoseRESPiper Memorial Wing
April 24 - August 22, 2010 

This exhibition features about 61 paintings from the Witte Museum's world-renowned Texas Art Collection which depict narratives of 19th century Texas history, illustrating the people and places of Texas.

Featured artists include Robert Jenkins Onderdonk, Jean Louis Theodore Gentilz, Mary Anita Bonner, Porfirio Salinas, William G. Samuel, José Arpa y Perea, Ida Weisselberg Hadra, Carl von Iwonski and others from the Witte collection.

The Texas Art Collection is among the first and finest collections of the Witte Museum, and is viewed as art for history's sake and the foundation of historical interpretation. Through the guidance of the Witte's first art curator, Eleanor Onderdonk, the museum has been acquiring Texas Art since 1927. This established collection features Texas paintings, prints, drawings, decorative arts, folk art, textiles and furniture that will be housed in the Texas Art Gallery within the Witte's future South Texas Heritage Center.

This exhibit is included with museum admission.

Curated by Bruce Shackelford

Mission San José, 1848-1849
Seth Eastman, Oil on canvas mounted to panel
Witte Museum Collection

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