Opens May 4, 2019
This May a major and massive exhibition will open at the Witte Museum – The Art of Texas: 250 Years. Artists range from 19th century Theodore Gentilz to 20th century Georgia O’Keeffe. The more than hundred art pieces will include a mural by John Biggers, a sculpture by Jesús Moroles, and a painting by Julian Onderdonk, “Chili Queens at the Alamo,” that once graced the Oval Office during President George W. Bush’s time in the White House. Art will travel from museums and collectors from throughout the United States and in Texas, from El Paso to Houston and from Dallas to Corpus Christi.
The Art of Texas: 250 Years exhibition at the Witte Museum is presented in partnership with the Center for Texas Studies at Texas Christian University and is generously supported by the Russell Hill Rogers Fund for the Arts, the Still Water Foundation, the Carolyn and Houston Harte Fund, Sharon and Ted Lusher, the Sarah E. Harte and John S. Gutzler Fund, Heritage Auctions, Bradford R. Breuer and Nancy and Ted Paup.