Ellen Tanner and The John Gaston Fairey Collection of Mexican Folk Art at AMSET

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Date(s) - 12/16/2017 - 03/04/2018
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Art Museum of Southeast Texas

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AMSET opens two, new captivating exhibitions this winter

 

The Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) hosts Ellen Tanner: Fables, Families and Myths and The John Gaston Fairey Collection of Mexican Folk Art: An Introduction December 16, 2017 – March 4, 2018 in the main galleries.

Friday, December 15, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., AMSET will host a free and open to the public opening reception featuring gallery talks by artist, Ellen Tanner, and collector, John Gaston Fairey.  Light appetizers and beverages will be provided complimentary of AMSET.

Ellen Tanner: Fables, Families and Myths will feature recent work from three series: Aesop’s Fables, Love and Loss Families, and Greek Myths.  A color catalogue with a scholarly essay by Dr. Maria Elena Sandovici, Associate Professor at Lamar University, artist’s statement, biography and full exhibition checklist will be provided in the AMSET gift shop.  This exhibition will travel to the Galveston Arts Center in spring 2018.  Tanner is represented by Moody Gallery in Houston, Texas.

This exhibition is generously supported, in part, by an award from the Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, Lee Ann and

Terry Garth, Wallace S. Wilson, anonymous donations from patrons in Houston, Austin, Beaumont and San Antonio, the City of Beaumont, the Wesley W. Washburn, M.D. and Lulu L. Smith, M.D. Endowment Fund and the C. Homer and Edith Fuller Chambers Charitable Foundation.

 

The John Gaston Fairey Collection of Mexican Folk Art: An Introduction features a selection of work recently donated to AMSET by John Gaston Fairey in memory of his parents, Philip and Isabel Fairey.  Formerly housed in a gallery adjacent to Professor Fairey’s home on the grounds of Peckerwood Gardens, in Hempstead, Texas, the collection is now part of AMSET’s permanent collection, and is comprised of contemporary and historical Mexican ceramics, textiles, and clay works.

This exhibition is generously supported, in part, by an award from the Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, Lee Ann and

Terry Garth, the City of Beaumont, the Wesley W. Washburn, M.D. and Lulu L. Smith, M.D. Endowment Fund,  the C. Homer and Edith Fuller Chambers Charitable Foundation and the Mamie McFaddin Ward Heritage Foundation

 

For more information, visit www.amset.org or call (409) 832-3432.

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