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For Love of the Land: Painting the Texas Landscape
On view through September 21, 2024
The Grace Museum
Abilene, Texas

The mythos of Texas is tied directly to the land. An area of vast contrasts covering 268,596 square miles and elevation ranges from 1,000 feet above sea level at the low end near the meeting of the Pecos and Rio Grande Rivers to the highest point in Texas, Guadalupe Peak, reaching up to 8,749 feet. This exhibition is curated as a visual dialogue focusing on the longstanding tradition of art as an expression of the lore, lure and love of the vast and varied Texas landscape. The paintings on view, inspired by the beauty and majesty of the ever-changing landscape in the state, dating from the late 19th century through the early 21st century, reveal images as distinctive as the individual artists who captured on canvas the changing seasons, native flora, forests, deserts, rivers and mountains they encountered. The works of art remain as a time capsule and tribute to romantic visions of unspoiled places and hope for astute stewardship of the state’s natural environment.

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[Image: Julian Onderdonk, Dusty Road, 1915. Oil on canvas, Nancy and Ted Paup Early Texas Art Collection]