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Stark Museum of Art
The W.H. Stark House
Shangri La Gardens
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December 2017 - December 2018
December 11, 2017
Now on view
The Long Shadow: The Lutcher-Stark Lumber Dynasty is a new exhibition now on view at the Stark Museum of Art, based on the award-winning book of the same title. Historic photos tell the story of the families’ struggles and success in the piney woods. Land was cheap, but they borrowed money…Read more...
June 2018 - September 2018
June 1, 2018
June 16 – September 29, 2018
This exhibition highlights the modern African American rodeo cowboy. It features portraits of contemporary cowboys and cowgirls who ride and rope in Cowboys of Color rodeos. The works reveal a tradition of black cowboy culture often overlooked in western history and art. Portraits from Cowboys of Color: Photographs…Read more...
June 16, 2018
June 16 – September 29, 2018
The Cowboy is an icon for America. This exhibition explores the imagery of the cowboy and cowgirl in American Western art. It will present both the idealization and the working life of men and women of the West. Paintings, sculptures, drawings, rare books and photographs are from…Read more...
September 22, 2018
Saturday, September 22, 2018 – 10:00am
Keeping Insects at Bay the Natural Way! The heat may be fading, but the mosquitoes sure aren’t! Join us for this family friendly program to discover which plants can keep your family bite-free this fall. You will even get to ‘make and take’ your very own natural insect repellent! Every Saturday from…Read more...
Saturday, September 22, 2018 (10:00am-2:00pm)
Mosey on down to the Stark Museum of Art for Cowboy Family Day on Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.! Slip on your cowboy boots and enjoy art-making activities, a Corral with live horses, western games, raffles, edible art, cartoons, and more! Spend time in our…Read more...
September 29, 2018
September 29, 2018 (10:00 - 11:00am)
Do you have a collection? Shangri La Gardens sure does! Join us for a naturalist-guided ‘collection hunt’ to see what cool and unique things can be found and collected in Mother Nature. Bring the whole family! Every Saturday from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center will…Read more...
October 4, 2018
Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 7:30pm
THE CHOIR OF MAN is the runway hit of the Edinburgh Fringe 2017 from the creative minds of Nic Doodson and Andrew Kay – the team behind The Magnets! and the Soweto Gospel Choir. This show is 60 minutes of unadulterated entertainment that combines high energy dance, live music…Read more...
October 5, 2018
Friday, October 5, 2018 (10 - 11am)
Get ready to draw with unique materials! Get ready to draw with unique materials at SMA Playdate on Friday, October 5 from 10 am – 11 am! Little artists will enjoy visiting the gallery for a special story and playtime before creating their own masterpiece in our studio. Make plans to…Read more...
October 6, 2018
Saturday, October 6, 2018 – 10:00am
Did you know…the scorching days of Texas summers can be blamed on a 4.5 billion year old star?! Join us for this family friendly program to learn how plants and animals harness the power of the sun. We will experiment with solar print paper and even ‘make and take’ your…Read more...
October 10, 2018
Oct. 10 - Nov. 3, 2018 (9am - 5pm)
Shangri La Garden’s 9th Annual Scarecrow Festival is back and more festive than ever! This year’s festival takes place from October 10 through November 3, 2018 and features dozens of unique scarecrow designs, fall flowering displays, thousands of pumpkins, and autumn decorations displayed throughout Shangri La Gardens. Created by talented people…Read more...