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"Eyes Spy: Folk Art from the Permanent Collection"

  • 13 Jul 2013
  • 01 Sep 2013
  • 500 Main Street, downtown Beaumont

Opening Reception: 6-8 p .m.,

Friday, July 12

Eyes Spy: Folk Art from the Permanent Collection exhibits the folk art in AMSET’s permanent collection of the many people and creatures that are muses of vernacular artists. The exhibit investigates how these artists depict the eyes in their various subjects.


AMSET has refocused its collection plan to ensure a more cohesive body of work that is a reflection of the community and contemporaries. The permanent collection is advancing with a concentration on modern and contemporary American art with an emphasis on the Texas region. This focus includes painting, prints, photography, sculpture and contemporary folk art. In addition, earlier nineteenth and twentieth century works provide context for the later works. Presently, AMSET’s collection includes approximately 1000 pieces.

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