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May 3, 2019
The Conference on Texas 2019

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May 3, 2019


The Conference on Texas 2019


Join us for the Conference on Texas

Friday, May 3rd and Saturday, May 4th, 2019

in conjunction with the opening of

The Art of Texas: 250 Years of Art for History's Sake

Open May 4th - September 1, 2019

A groundbreaking exhibition of Texas art produced by the Witte Museum

with Guest Curators Ron Tyler and Michael Duty.

Conference panels include:

Postcards from the Frontier; Texas Art is American Art; The History that Informed the Art; The Genius of Theodore Gentilz; Frederick Law Olmsted in Texas; The Changing Landscape of Texas;

Cotton, Culture, and Commodity; Antonio Margil de Jesús; Texas and Its Impressionists; The Art of Frank Reaugh; John T. Biggers and the Commitment to Self; It’s Complicated: Art That Makes a Statement

Women Arts and Curators; Urban Landscapes; The Soul of the State; As Far as the Eye Can See: Photographs of Texas.

Friday Luncheon Speakers: Ron Tyler and Michael Duty

Saturday Luncheon Speakers: Kenny Braun and S.C. Gwynne

Exclusive Friday Evening Preview of the exhibit: The Art of Texas: 250 Years

Detail of conference speakers will be posted soon.


The Conference on Texas is generously sponsored by:

The Summerlee Foundation, Veltri and Velasquez Wealth Management of Wells Fargo Advisors, the Kenedy Foundation, Humanities Texas, Jefferson Bank, Amy Shelton McNutt Charitable Trust, and Plains Capital Bank.

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