Current Exhibitions

 


April 25 through September 6, 2015


Will-Amelia Sterns Price: Mike's Road to Taos – 

April 25 through September 6, 2015    

Opening Reception: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Friday, May 1, 2015


Born in Denison, Texas in 1907, Will-Amelia Sterns Price was a major figure in the development of Beaumont's art scene. This exhibition includes paintings and drawings by Sterns Price focusing on her time in Taos, New Mexico.  Sterns Price assisted in the founding of the Beaumont Art Museum where she taught anatomy and life-painting classes. She studied under numerous influential art teachers and critics most notably Frank von der Lacken at the University of Tulsa, Jacob Getlar Smith and Dimitri Romanovsky in New York, and Walter Ufer in Taos, New Mexico in 1934.  She also attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. 



ABSTRACTION:  Selections from the Permanent Collection – 

April 25 through September 6, 2015    

Opening Reception: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Friday, May 1, 2015

 

This exhibition highlights the strength and diversity of the museum’s permanent collection with a focus on abstract works donated to and acquired by the museum over the years. From Texas modernists, such as Arthur Turner and Dorothy Hood, to abstract works by contemporary artists, such as Beili Liu, AMSET strives to collect and exhibit significant works showcasing the breadth and originality of Texas art.  




CAFÉ ARTS


LEONARDO CASTILLO: Revelations

CAFÉ ARTS

On view March 26, 2015 – May 31, 2015 

A native of Mexico City, Beaumont resident Leonardo Castillo began drawing at a young age and cites the work of Mexican muralist Jose Clemente Orozco as one of his earliest influences. In 2002, Castillo enrolled at the National School of Arts in Xochimilco-Mexico, where he fervently pursued his artist career, taking classes in numerous fields including painting, metal sculpture and ceramics. In this exhibition, Castillo includes recent art from the past couple of years, featuring the depth and variety of his artistic approach. While most of the works in this exhibition are made with acrylics, many include other media, such as cardboard, and show his ability to incorporate texture and collage into his work. Castillo’s abstract expressionist style is vibrant and whimsical, showing his bravura and ability to express ideas with color and line. 



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

 



Above artwork:

Top: Will-Amelia Sterns Price, The Gorge, 1983, oil on canvas, 24x36 inches

Middle: Beili Liu, Affine, 2013, hand cut paper and graphite on birch panel, 48x48 inches

Bottom: Leonardo Castillo, The Protector, 2015, acrylic on wood, 30x24 inches

 


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