Art that Works
Functional art refers to aesthetic objects that serve utilitarian purposes. Featuring everything from furniture and lighting to dishes and silver and more, the unifying theme of Art with Purpose will be the functionality of the pieces as well as their beauty.
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American Indian Art from the Susan J. Allen Collection
Oct 5, 2013 - Apr 8, 2017
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.
YOU ARE HERE: MAPS FROM THE PPHM COLLECTION
Jun 4, 2016 - Aug 26, 2017
Maps have been created as navigational tools, as legal and political evidence, as administrative guides, as sales tools, and as creative objects. Examples of all of these can be found in the archival collections of the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum and this exhibition will showcase about a dozen highlights from these collections.
When Georgia Was Here
Aug 27, 2016 - Feb 24, 2018
This rolling exhibition will display near PPHM's own Georgia O'Keeffe painting, "Red Landscape", works of art produced contemporaneous with O'Keeffe's time at WTSNC (now West Texas A&M University) from fall 1916 to February 1918 when she took a leave of absence due to illness, and eventually resigned. The exhibition will be drawn from the PPHM's own stellar art collection and from public and private collections nationwide. When "Georgia Was Here" will present a new perspective on American art produced between 1916 and 1918.