We have 2 great exhibits up on the 6th floor which opened this fall. Impressions of the West: Works of Art from Special Collections features over 30 paintings, sculptures, and prints which showcase how the American West has been viewed by artists and popular culture. The exhibit will look at how artists interpreted the land and peoples of the southwest and west. Focusing on artists who worked during the twentieth century, Impressions of the West will explore whether western art is a truthful recording of a bygone era, or an idealized version of history, or merely kitsch created for the popular market.
Featured in the exhibit will be works by such greats as Frederic Remington and Charles Marion Russell, who epitomize western art, as well as Bert Phillips, one of the founding members of the Taos School. Works by other well know western artists such as Olaf Wieghorst and Fremont Ellis are also on display.
Also, on display is Life and Death in the Northern Pass: The Photography of Dominic Bracco II which features images from Ciudad Juárez taken by photojournalist and UT Arlington alumnus Dominic Bracco II.
Both exhibits run through January 14, 2012 and are free and open to the public. Our hours are Monday 9-7, and Tuesday-Saturday 9-5.