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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...
August 18, 2018
Saturday, August 18, 2018 – 6:00pm
Join us at Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center the evening of August 18th, starting at 6 p.m. for a back-to-school kickoff celebration free of charge, presented by International Paper. Bring the entire family for an evening stroll through the gardens, family-friendly games and activities focusing on sustainability,…Read more...
September 8, 2018
Saturday, September 8, 2018 (10:30am-12:30pm)
Paint your pet from a favorite photo at the September 8th CREATE! Workshop. The resulting portrait will be in a fun, abstracted style that you will treasure as a keepsake. The acrylic painted 9×12 canvas will be suitable for framing. Participants will need to email their photo in…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…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…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’…Read more...
October 13, 2018
Saturday, October 13, 2018 – 10:00am
Join us to stroll along the back roads of Shangri La in search of the perfect leaf. During this family friendly program we will use the leaves we collect mixed with a dash of creativeness to create our own unique ‘make and take’ greeting cards! Every Saturday from 10:00…Read more...