American Indian Treasures: The Dr. Charles E. Linck and Dr. Ernestine P. Sewell Linck Collection
Mary E. Bivins Gallery
October 6, 2012 - March 2, 2013
The recent acquisition from the Linck Family Trust demonstrates the Linck’s passion for collecting American Indian art to promote understanding of Southwest cultures by younger generations.
The Lincks both had a love of Southwestern art, Santa Fe and the Indian Market in Santa Fe. They were very much into helping starving artists; some of the art they bought was purchased from the heart. The collection includes Navajo and Southwestern rugs and weavings; Hopi Kachinas; and Acoma, Hopi, Zuni, San Juan, Santo Domingo, Santa Clara, Tesuque, and Mexican pottery, as well as prehistoric ceramics.
The collection was left as a bequest to Texas A&M University-Commerce, but the institution does not have the resources or facility to care for the collection. Following their death and with consent of the Linck Family Trust, the collection was moved to PPHM.
Without the generous efforts of “The Wanderers,” the collection may never have made it to PPHM. This group of humanitarians packed, stored and delivered the collection from Commerce to Canyon, without compensation or want of acknowledgement. The museum is indebted to both the Linck Family Trust and The Wanderers for their efforts in making this exhibit possible.