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The Fine Art of Collecting - Exhibition Reception

Image: Valton Tyler,  The Chitty Family of Terrell, Texas , 1989, oil on linen

Image: Valton Tyler, The Chitty Family of Terrell, Texas, 1989, oil on linen

Join us in celebrating the opening of our newest exhibition The Fine Art of Collecting: Selections from the Judge and Mrs. B. Michael Chitty Collection. 

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. 

Earlier Event: January 18
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Later Event: January 23
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