PPHM Exhibits and Events
FROCKS AND TOGS: CHILDREN'S TEXTILES
Continuing through November 30, 2012
The clothing we wore as children shaped us in many ways, from being dressed in clothes that our parents thought looked “cute”, to being able to dress ourselves and finally, to finding that outfit that made us feel special. PPHM will explore children’s clothing from the first half of the past century and look at influences on children’s clothes over the years. For example, the British royal family was largely responsible for boys in Europe and America wearing sailor suits; changes in child rearing, marketing and manufacturing led to mass produced children’s clothes; and the movies, radio and television contributed to trends in children’s fashions.
ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER DOLLAR: THE LEGACY OF THE CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS IN PALO DURO CANYON
Harrington Changing Gallery
Continuing through February 2, 2013
On March 31, 1933, the unemployment relief measure known as the Emergency Conservation Act was passed and the most popular of all New Deal programs, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), was born. Standard pay for a CCC member was $1 per day, and $25 of the $30 they were paid each month was sent home. Depicting the lifestyle of these men, the exhibit will include a rock cabin façade with a window where visitors can peer inside one of the Cow Camp Cabins; the side of a WWI barracks with a window to see what the interior of the barracks would have looked like; a tool shed to illustrate the tools used; and a wooden framed tent, which will be used as a theater to show a 30s documentary on Texas State Parks.
COLLECTING ART HISTORY: TASTE ON THE SOUTHERN PLAINS
Continuing through February 16, 2013
Visitors can discover trends in art history through a close examination of donors’ objects, including the history and popularity of European porcelain, the rise and fall of the miniature painting as a genre, the centrality of prints for circulating works of art, and the dramatic shift from the pastel pastorals of the Rococo period to the mythological allegories of Neo-Classicism. Collecting Art History also will portray the importance of reproduction in art history, illustrating how art objects produced as multiples that copy other works of art are themselves worthy of study.
Collecting Art History: Taste on the Southern Plains is co-curated by Amy Von Lintel, West Texas A&M University Assistant Professor of Art History; Elly Mons, WTAMU Coordinator of Nationally Competitive Scholarships; and Michael R. Grauer, PPHM Associate Director of Curatorial Affairs/Curator of Art.
TASTE MAKERS ON THE SOUTHERN PLAINS: FURNITURE AND DECORATIVE ARTS FROM THE BUGBEE COLLECTION
Continuing through April 6, 2013
The exhibition showcases Charles H. and Grace Dow Bugbee’s Rococo Revival, Renaissance Revival, Colonial Revival and Arts & Crafts furniture in addition to family heirlooms such as a desk once owned by President George Washington’s Secretary of War, Henry Knox, and Minton ware and art glass once owned by U.S. Army General Richard Henry Pratt.
BOB WALTERS: COWBOY, HORSESHOER, PHOTOGRAPHER
Continuing through February 2, 2013
Retired horseshoer and cowboy Bob Walters of Dimmitt cowboyed in several western states, as well as in Texas on the J A, R O, Matador, and 6666 ranches from 1950 to 1966. He carried a camera with him in his warbag snapping photographs of cowboy life across the American West. Never considering himself an art photographer or cowboy photographer, Mr. Walters simply sought to record a part of American history during a time when most thought cowboys had disappeared. This exhibition will focus primarily on his photographs taken while cowboying on the region’s ranches.
AMERICAN INDIAN TREASURES: THE DR.CHARLES E. LINCK AND DR. ERNESTINE P. SEWELL LINCK COLLECTION
Mary E. Bivins Gallery
Continuing through March 2, 2013
The Lincks both had a love of Southwestern art, Santa Fe and the Indian Market in Santa Fe. They were very much into helping starving artists; some of the art they bought was purchased from the heart. The collection includes Navajo and Southwestern rugs and weavings; Hopi Kachinas; and Acoma, Hopi, Zuni, San Juan, Santo Domingo, Santa Clara, Tesuque, and Mexican pottery, as well as prehistoric ceramics.
CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE
Friday, December 7,2012 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Saturday, December 8, 2012 2:00 - 6:00 pm
Celebrate the holiday season in the new Pioneer Town! Enjoy music, role players, storytellers, kid's crafts, cookie decorating and more
Thursday, January 24, 2013 9:00 am - Noon
For grades 4-7
Celebrate Texas archeology at PPHM's annual Archeology Fair! Stations include exhibit tours, demonstrators, re-enactors and lectures scattered throughout the museum. Each station takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. Groups can participate in as many stations as time allows. Admission to the museum is $3 for fair participants.
Reservation are required by January 18, 2013. For more information call Elaina at (806) 651-2258 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 26, 2013- January 4, 2014
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum presents United States Military Uniform from the Permanent Collection opening January 26, 2013 in the Textile Gallery. All branches of service for which the museum has specimens will be represented including the U.S. Navy, Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard, incorporating both male and female U.S. service people.
The exhibition will comprise artifacts from the Mexican War through the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. The earliest specimen in the collection is a U.S. Model 1846 Mounted Rifles Shell Jacket (circa 1846-1851). Adopted for use by U.S. Dragoons in 1833 this type jacket later used in the Mexican War in 1846 when the Mounted Rifles were authorized. Both branches were re-designated “Cavalry” in 1861. A home-made Confederate vest and Union artillery jacket will represent the Civil War. A “sack coat” and dress coat of the type worn by Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Elliott after the Red River War will be included.
February 16, 2013 – July 6, 2013
PANHANDLE PLAINS INVITATIONAL WESTERN ART SHOW AND SALE
March 2-30, 2013
Contemporary Western Artists’ interpretations of the American West are sold for the benefit of the PPHM Art Department. Money raised is used to purchase and conserve works for the PPHM collection.
PANHANDLE PLAINS INVITATIONAL WESTERN ART SHOW AND SALE ARTISTS RECEPTION
Saturday, March 2, 2012 5:30 artists’ reception 6:00 sale
Preview the exhibit, meet the artists and purchase original artwork.
The PPI provides the only museum-quality venue for contemporary Western art in the Panhandle Plains region. This annual event will have paintings and sculpture by some 50 artists depicting the American West. Proceeds from sales will benefit the museum’s art department.
HOW’S THE WEATHER?
Harrington Changing Gallery
March 2, 2013 - February 1, 2014
How’s the Weather will take a critical look at weather and its effect on the Panhandle Plains. Set in the context of global climate/life zones and the flora and fauna found within them, this interactive and educational exhibition will look at the factors that affect regional weather as well as activities that mitigate and/or intensify the impact of weather.
WEEK OF THE YOUNG CHILD
April 16-19, 2012 9:00-10:00 am 10:15-11:15 am 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Designed for kids ages 3-5 and all Kindergarten students. Program themes are Culture Day, Cowboy Day, The Arts Day and Science Day. Each day features special guests, crafts, games and other activities. Reservations are required by April 11; to reserve a place contact Elaina Cunningham at email@example.com or (806) 651-2258. Cost is $2.00 per child. Teachers, parents and chaperones are free.
FOSA ANNUAL LUNCHEON
Hazlewood Lecture Hall
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Friends of Southwestern Art (FOSA) Luncheon is slated for Saturday, May 4 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm in the Hazlewood Lecture Hall at PPHM.