Art Museum of Southeast Texas

From the Vault: AMSET Fall Exhibits

October 3, 2020 12:00 am

The Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) will exhibit From the Vault: Tyler Museum of Art and Perspectives: Selections from the Permanent Collection on view October 3, 2020 through February 28, 2021 in the main galleries.

Christopher Troutman, Two Downtowns: SE TX and S. Kyushu, 2017, oil paint on unstretched canvas, 64 x 51 in., Museum purchase PC 2019.10

Rosalie Speed Old Man River, Vicksburg, c. 1938 oil on Masonite, 25 1/4 x 28 1/2 in. Tyler Museum of Art, 2005.06 Gift of the 2005 Collectors’ Circle

From the Vault will feature a selection of early Texas paintings and works on paper from the permanent collection of the Tyler Museum of Art (TMA), with a spotlight on early Texas artist and educator Coreen Mary Spellman (1905-1978). The Tyler Museum of Art exists as an educational and cultural center to enrich the lives of East Texas citizens and visitors through the collection, preservation, study, exhibition, interpretation, and celebration of the visual arts. From the Vault is an exhibition series which enhances the relationship between AMSET and TMA. Concurrently, an exhibition of contemporary Texas paintings and works on paper from AMSET’s permanent collection, From the Vault: Art Museum of Southeast Texas will be on view at the Tyler Museum of Art September 13-November 29, 2020.

Perspectives will feature works from AMSET’s growing permanent collection, including recent acquisitions. As stated in our institutional mission, we strive to provide education, inspiration and creative vision throughout Southeast Texas through our unique collections, exhibitions and public programs. Over the years, AMSET’s permanent collection has grown from 200 to nearly 2,000 objects, focusing our collections on contemporary Texas artists, as well as regional and Mexican folk art. It is through generous donations of our museum patrons, collectors and artists that we can continuously build our collections. Each year, we present an exhibition of works solely from the permanent collection, giving Southeast Texas audiences the opportunity to see the works that are now part of their museum. The exhibition will also spotlight works from the John Gaston Fairey Collection of Mexican Folk Art.

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

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