“Spanish Texas,” supported by Humanities Texas, is the result of years of effort by the Grace Museum’s curatorial team to put together an exhibition tracing the cultural hybrid of Spanish, Mexican, Anglo-American, and Native American traditions that make up modern Texas.
The Spanish influence in Texas is unmistakable, from the names of geographical landmarks and locations — the Rio Grande, the Brazos River and Amarillo — to the cowboys who ride the range and the missions scattered across the state.
"Home on the Range: Where the Prairie meets the Plains in Central West Texas" incorporates fine art, historic photographs and artifacts ranging from spurs and saddles to tools used by Native Americans, the ranchers and cattlemen, along with oral histories collected from local ranchers and other longtime residents of the area.
Abilene, TX—May 8, 2014—The Dallas Museum of Art today announced the debut of the first Friends membership pilot program at The Grace Museum in Abilene, Texas. Grace Friends offers free membership to all visitors and is modeled on the DMA free membership platform, which since its launch in January 2013 has welcomed more than 62,000 new Friends members. The introduction of the membership model in Abilene represents the first stage of a broader national expansion supported by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).