Events by Region
January 15 - March 14, 2015
Sontheimer’s stream of consciousness artworks are iterations of his internal dialogue on a variety of topics, rendered through interrelated hand-writings, printed text, and images. “Do you think this is angry man work?”
January 23 - April 19, 2015
Assemblages, sculptures, objects, and audio installations by New York-based artist Tom Sachs take over the museum's Jones Center, Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria, and Art School locations. The show–his first in Texas–includes his classic foam core Hello Kitty sculptures, an immersive bodega installation, and newly created, working ceramic boomboxes.
February 22 - June 14, 2015
Mexico City artist Yoshua Okón’s video piece Pulpo (Octopus) offers an alternative presentation of the Guatemalan Civil War–enacted in a Los Angeles Home Depot parking lot by people who actually fought in the war and are now day laborers in the US.
January 24 - 9, 2016
Very loosely tying into the museum’s focus on wildlife and hunting, this exhibition is set up as a fashion hunter’s dream, including hundreds of accessories, as well as some complete outfits, historic fashion photos, and interactive kiosks–all illustrating the art of accessorizing from the 1850s to the present.
January 17 - April 12, 2015
An exhibition showcasing the extraordinary work of artist and retired TSU professor Harvey Johnson, including more than 30 paintings and works on paper. A native of Port Arthur, Johnson renders poetic imagery of his upbringing, African American culture, Negro spirituals, folklore, and religious symbolism.
February 19 - June 7, 2015
Work by blind artist Gerardo Nigenda (1968-2010), who lost his sight at age 25 and began taking photographs at 32 with a camera given to him by documentarian Mary Ellen Mark. He described his photos as reflections of “what I smell, touch, and listen to,…the feeling I had when I took it.”