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The Fine Art of Collecting

 Selections from the Judge B. Michael and Elise Chitty Collection

On View: January 19 - April 14, 2018

January 20, 2018: Reception honoring Judge B. Michael and Elise Chitty


Mike and Elise Chitty’s interest in art began shortly after they married in 1977. As of 2017, their private collection consists of more than 400 works of art and artifacts and counting. For the collectors, each object contains the history of creative expression and the experience of discovery.  The couple’s Texas residence is home to artifacts from Africa, New Guinea, Bali, China and Japan artfully arranged among Spanish Colonial santos, Native American artifacts, folk art, modern and contemporary paintings and sculpture from Texas and New Mexico and beyond. The Chittys have graciously agreed to exhibit selections from their collection at The Grace Museum and share their extraordinary adventures in collecting.