Lone Star Legacy: The Barrett Collection of Early Texas Art

Begin Date2007-05-27
End Date2007-11-18
CuratorsWilliam Rudolph
Last Harvested At2022-10-29
LocationMary Noel and Bill Lamont Gallery
OrganizerDallas Museum of Art
DescriptionThis exhibition showcases the collection of Dallasites Nona and Richard Barrett, which has transformed the Dallas Museum of Art's permanent holdings into one of the finest assemblages of early Texas art in existence. Starting in the late 1980s, the Barretts began to build what would become a pioneering collection of contemporary Texas art, carefully selecting fine examples by iconic and lesser-known artists, with an eye toward complementing what the DMA already had in its collections. Their gift fills important gaps and enriches the Museum's holdings with works by José Arpa y Perea, Edward G. Eisenlohr, Hermann Lungkwitz, William Lester, Julian Onderdonk, Dawson Dawson-Watson, Frank Reaugh, Everett Spruce, and Clara Williamson. Curated by Dr. William Rudolph, The Pauline Gill Sullivan Associate Curator of American Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. Organized by the Dallas Museum of Art.