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Madonnas of the Prairie: Depictions of Women in the American West
In the mid-nineteenth century artists depicted women as victims, passive observers, or merely passengers in the settlement of the American West. Madonnas of the Prairie will examine these type depictions juxtaposed with images of Western women as protagonists: Using the PPHM permanent collection as the foundation, the exhibition will draw on public and private collections to flesh out the offerings of painters, photographers, and sculptors across the spectrum. Artists represented will include Dorothea Lange, Beulah Schiller Ayars, H. D. Bugbee, W. Herbert Dunton, Ben Carlton Mead, Gerald Cassidy, W. H. D. Koerner, Remington Schuyler, Gina Knee, Herbert Morton Stoops, Margaret Wright Tupper, P. V. E. Ivory, Olin Travis, Jerry Bywaters, and many, many other artists.
This program is made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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American Indian Art from the Susan J. Allen Collection

Oct 5, 2013
Susan Janney Allen of Haverford, Pennsylvania, gave her American Indian collection to PPHM in 1934 in memory of her parents, Samuel L. and Sarah H. Allen of Philadelphia. Selections from this collection will be featured in the Mary E. Bivins Gallery at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum beginning in October of 2013.


High Fashion on the High Plains

Feb 1, 2014 - Jan 10, 2015
High Fashion on the High Plains will be on display in the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum Textile Gallery beginning February 1, 2014 and continuing through January 10, 2015.


Girls of the Golden West: Photographs from the Permanent Collection

Mar 1, 2014 - Feb 7, 2015
The exhibition will draw on the PPHMs vast photographic collection to describe life for women on the Southern Plains. The multiculturalism of the Panhandle-Plains region. It will be featured in the Museums Alexander Photograph Gallery beginning March 1, 2014.
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