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Collecting Conversations

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August 6, 2016 - January 7, 2017
712 Green Avenue Orange, TX 77630

What Do You Collect and Why?


Join the Conversation…

1 Family, 3 Generations, Timeless Treasures…The Stark Museum of Art presents COLLECTING CONVERSATIONS, a new exhibition, opening August 6, 2016, that invites the public to connect with the Collection of the Stark and Lutcher family in unique and interesting ways.

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Everyone collects something. People buy keepsakes to remind them of their travels. They keep treasures to pass down through their families. Some seek objects that can teach them about the world. Others collect items that are valuable, beautiful, rare, or quirky. Such “stuff” tells stories, sometimes about the objects, sometimes about the collector and often about both. Read more…

Free Admission. Free Parking.  Children 12 and under are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult.

Related Events (check back often for more events!):

Stark Cultural Venues Members’ Only Preview Reception will be held Thursday, August 4, 2016 from 6-8pm. An RSVP is required to attend. RSVP – Brandon Aldrich, Membership Coordinator, 409.221.6656 or membership@starkculturalvenues.org.

August 6 (at The W.H. Stark House) – Collecting and Care: Disaster

September 10 – Adult Studio Art Workshop: Watercolor Painting*

September 17 – Favorite Things Family Day

September 24 – Smithsonian Museum Day Live!*

October 14 – SMA Playdate: Icky, Sticky Glue*

October 15 – CREATE! Workshop: If You Build It…*

October 22 – Collecting and Care: Cars

December 3 – Adult Studio Art Workshop: Paper Marbling*

*Advance sign-up, ticket or payment may be required. See event details (as they become available)  for more information.
Ruth Robinson Murphy (1900 – 1984), Various Eggheads, c.1960, hollow eggshell with applied pencil, watercolor, yarn, metal, and cloth, mounted on foam base, 3.25 in., Stark Museum of Art, Orange, TX.