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Art Collection


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Art Collection


The Grace Museum's art collection of more than 1,500 works of art is composed of paintings, fine art prints, artist’s books, sculpture, photographs, and works on paper including drawings, watercolors, and pastels. The focus of the collection is American art with Texas connections and features works by Ansel Adams, Edward Eisenlohr, Charles Taylor Bowling, Peter Hurd, Thomas Hart Benton, David Bates, Robert Rauschenberg, Vernon Fisher, Melissa Miller, James Surls, Andy Warhol, Alexander Calder, and many others.

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History Collection


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History Collection


The focus of the history collection is historically significant objects that tell the story of the evolving cultural and social history of late 19th and early 20th century Abilene and West Texas. The history collection is composed of over 12,000 objects including textiles, scrapbooks, yearbooks, vintage photographs, furniture, ephemera, personal correspondence, maps, Hotel Grace archives and an extensive Texas and Pacific Railway archive.

Select a collection to learn more:

SEARCH THE COLLECTION ON THE WEST TEXAS DIGITAL ARCHIVES

The WTDA is a collaborative project of the Abilene Library Consortium in partnership with 14 libraries, museums, and other institutions around the region to make available 105,794 unique historical documents, images, and other items to users around the world.

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SEARCHABLE COLLECTIONS:

  • Scrapbooks of the Abilene Fine Arts League 1939-1970
  • Camp Barkeley News 1942-1945
  • Scrapbooks of the Abilene League of Women Voters 1952-1986
  • The Crutch newsletters, the Reconditioning and Training Service of the Regional Hospital at Camp Barkeley 1944-1945
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Alice & Bill Wright Photography Collection


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Alice & Bill Wright Photography Collection


With this new venue for Texas photography –and bolstered by the Wrights’ donations and own collection of over 400 original prints as its critical foundation – they are bringing The Grace into a growing continuum of committed photographic institutions throughout our state.
Roy Flukinger
Curator of Photography, Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin, 2008
 

In 2008, The Grace Museum dedicated The Alice and Bill Wright Photography Gallery in response to the Wrights’ on-going gift of photographs to the museum’s art collection.  Photographs donated by the Wrights formed the foundation of the collection which has grown to over 780 photographs representing the work of more than 260 photographers.  The Grace Museum’s goal is to create a premiere photography collection with an emphasis on Texas photographers augmented by outstanding photographs from around the world.  As a result, The Grace Museum curatorial staff is committed to the exhibition, documentation, preservation, research, and interpretation of photography and curates and exhibits three photography exhibitions annually from the Wright Collection and loans from other institutions.  Photography exhibitions curated at The Grace have also traveled to other museums.  The collection, as well as the Wright Photography Research Collection of The Grace Museum Library serves as a resource for photographers as well as researchers interested in Texas Photography.


ARTISTS IN THE PHOTOGRAPHY COLLECTION:

Abell, Sam
Adams, Ansel
Anderson, Marilyn
Armstrong, Frank
Au-My, Le
Baker, James M.
Baldwin, Fred
Baldwin, Lynn
Bankhead, Judy
Barber, Craig J.
Barros, Ricardo
Benigno, John A.
Benoit, Cherie
Bernhard, Ruth
Berry, Alexia
Bethel, David
Bonar, Ave
Bones, Jim
Bourda, Ange
Bowman, Chuck
Brauchli, Byron
Bridges, Marilyn
Bristol, George Lambert
Brown, Eleanor
Brown, Jeanette
Brown, Jerry D.
Brown, Patrick
Brown, Peter
Bullock, Edna
Bullock, Wynn
Burkholder, Dan
Butman, Steven
Caldwell, Clifton
Calfee, Laura Pickett
Card, Charlott
Carmichael, Lee
Carter, Keith
Cartier-Bresson, Henri
Chandler, Elta
Chong, Albert
Christie-Siefert, Cindi
Clift, William
Cockerham, Terry
Colson, J.B.
Connor, Linda S.
Courvoisier, Jerry
Cromer-Campbell, Tammy
Crouch, Steve
Culver, Dan
Darling, Dennis
Davis, Greg
Denton, Kay
deVecchis, Rita Gaudet
DiRado, Stephen
Dixon, Colin
Durham, David
Edgerton, Harold

 

Eggleston, William
English, John
Evans, D. Clarke
Evans, James H.
Ewing, Georgiana Millerman
Faber, Johannes
Fagan, Dennis
Faulkner, Barbara
Fenker, Jr., Richard
Feresten, Peter
Fleming, Sandy
Fleming, W.P.
Forman, Fran
Forrest, Jay
Frank, Robert
Gandert, Miguel
Garduno, Flor
Garnett, William A.
George, Ann
Gibson, David H.
Gilpin, Henry
Gitman, Sergei
Gladkov, Eduard
Goddard-Finegold, Jan
Goff, Steve
Goldbeck, Eugene Omar
Goldsmith, Aase
Gray, Robert
Gullet, John
Haiduk, Renie
Harding, Thomas
Hartman, David
Hatch, Ken
Heisy, Adriel
Henle, Fritz
Hirmon, Janice
Hodel, Doug
Hooper, Chip
Hoving, Kirsten
Hudnall, Earlie, Jr.
Iturbide, Graciela
Jator, Vossius
Jennings, Emily
Johnson, Joanne
Johnson, Lemuel
Johnson, Rob
Jordan, Bryce
Kachadurian, Thomas
Kachel, David
Kaida, Tamarra
Keimig, Lance
Kennedy, Bill
Kennedy, David Michael
Kidwell, Angela Bacon
Kirby, Don

Klett, Mark
Klump, Julie
Kotz, Jack
Kozal, Paul A.
Krause, George
Krieger, Eddie
Kuznetsova, Lyalya
Lang, Ed
Langham, Robert Bruce
Langmore, Bank
Lauterstein, George
Lavenson, Alma Ruth
Ledbetter, E. Wright
Lee, Russell
Lovett, O. Rufus
Lowcock, Ford E.
Lown, Lynn
Maisel, David
Mallo, Luis
Marcus, Helen
Mark, Mary Ellen
Martin, Scott
Martzke, Lisa
Marvins, Michael
McDonald, Ann
McFarland, Lawrence
Mercer, Billie
Meyerson, Arthur
Millan, Kathryn
Miller, Patty
Mitchell, Daphne-Claire
Moukhin, Igor
Nelson, Kathryn
Newbern, St. Clair
Newburn, Lum
Newman, Richard
Noble, David
Noggle, Anne
Norton, Judy
Nye, Michael
Ollman, Arthur
Ondrej, Charles
Overturf, James
Palmer, Charles
Peck, Mary
Peeler, Alison Wright
Pfahl, John
Phelps, Brent
Philips, Mary
Pilcher, Ben
Pothier, Martin H.
Pritzker, Burton
Rainier, Chris G.
Ranney, Edward
Rapier, April
Regas, Chris
Ridley, Jack

Rosen, David
Rosenthal, Joe
Rowley, Milton “Mac”
Rubenstein, Meridel
Rubin, Janice
Rueb, Debra
Rufatt, Gonzalo
Rumme, Allen
Running, John
Rybtchinski, Yuri
Salgado, Sebastião
Sanders, Larry, C.
Scanlan, Nancy
Schultz, Phil
Schweers, Danny
Seligman, Sharon
Sexton, John
Sherman, Heidi
Smith, Amanda K.
Smith, Larry
Smith, Luther
Smith, T.A.
Smithers, Wilfred Dudley
Stautberg, Ann
Stevenson, Don
Sutherland, Tim
Szabo, Steve
Szekessy, Karin
Taylor, Julia
Thomas, Lew
Tice, George A.
Tinnen, Lupita Murillo
Tress, Arthur
Trice, Gordon
Van Cleef, June
Vassilev, Jecko
Wagnon, Ken
Wallace, Margaret
Watriss, Wendy
Watson, Carol
Wells, Randy
Wier, Nevada
Williams, Rick
Williams, Steve
Wimer, Jay
Winningham, Geoff
Witherill, Huntington
Witliff, Bill
Wolcott, Marion Post
Wolens, Marc
Wright, Alice
Wright, Bill
Wright, Mitch
Yarrow, Carol
Yoon, Yeung-Seu
Young, Jim