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Friday, May 16, 2008

Stark Museum of Art

A good friend recently moved in Orange Texas. They bought a house and she showed me the house pictures online. I was amazed as how much art my friend has put up in their house. She is actually an art collector and she said she was also recently inspired of what she has seen from a well-known museum in their area. She was talking about Stark Museum of Art. The museum actually houses one of the nation's most significant collections of American Western Art. What started as a vision from H.J. Lutcher Stark and his mom who wan an enthusiastic collector of art, furniture and other decorative items around the world is now a landmark in Orange Texas. The place actually showcases all their collections over time. They have the finest collections of 19th and 20th centure of Western American art and articrafts. They are showcasing some diverse wildlif, stunning land, dramatic people of the American West. They also have American Indian Art and even glass and porcelain collections. You will be suprised that they also handle rare books and manuscripts. They are actually holding some exhibitions as well. They do this to explore different themes in greater depth and new approaches. The special exhibitions are available to showcase individual artist's art. I have been browsing their site and I learned that they are also offering great items for sale online. These items are offered for their educational outreach goals. They do sell books, posters, magnets, catalagoues, notecards and some limited-edition gofts that can coincide with their special exhibitions. My friend told me that since of limit of space of their online gallery, she actually been convincing me to visit their family so we could also see personally this beautiful museum.


Pam Renovato said...

Wow! That is a beautiful museum. Art museums are like temples to me. I really appreciate you providing information on a museum I had not been aware of.

Great info- thanks!