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ART COLLECTION SYNOPSIS

The permanent fine arts collection began as a reflection of collecting taste in the Panhandle-Plains region. The art collection is exhibited in seven (7) galleries devoted to: Southwestern American art; Texas art; H. D. Bugbee and Olive Vandruff; Frank Reaugh; Graphics (prints and drawings); Western American art; and Eastern American and European art. Decorative art objects are exhibited in the south art galleries.

Southwestern Gallery

Historic New Mexico, Arizona, and Colorado art is the collection's strength with works by artists of territorial New Mexico; members the Taos Society of Artists; later Taos artists; Santa Fe colony founders; Los Cinco Pintores; and other Santa Fe modernists as well as Hispanic wood carvers and Puebloan painters represented.

Texas Gallery

The historic Texas collection is the most comprehensive in the state and is exhibited in the only permanent gallery in the state devoted to early Texas art. Texas impressionists and Regionalists are represented from Amarillo to Galveston, El Paso to Texarkana.

Frank Reaugh Gallery

As the Museum is the repository for materiel relating to Western artist Frank Reaugh (1860-1945), the dean of Texas painters, the over 1,000 Reaugh works of art in the collection are presented on a rotating basis in the Reaugh Gallery.

Bugbee Gallery

The Museum houses some 3,000 works by Harold D. Bugbee (1900-1963), “the Charlie Russell of Texas,” and his wife, wildlife painter, Olive Vandruff (1908-2003), including a reconstruction of Bugbee's studio.

Graphics Gallery

The PPHM's rapidly expanding prints and drawings collection is exhibited in the Graphics Gallery. Today, the Museum has one of the most comprehensive regionalist print collections in the U.S.

Western American Gallery

Western easel paintings and illustrations by W. Herbert Dunton, Frank B. Hoffman, and N. C. Wyeth, and sculpture by contemporary Western artists, highlight the Museum’s Western art gallery.

Eastern American and European Gallery

European paintings and sculpture include British, French, Spanish, and an Italian Renaissance painting. The Hudson River School, American Barbizon and Impressionism, and genre and portrait painters, including two pendant limner portraits, comprise the Eastern American collection.

Decorative Arts

The decorative arts collections reflect the tastes of Texas Panhandle residents from the 1890s to the 1950s. Included are Chippendale and Hepplewhite-style furniture, Heywood-Wakefield furniture, Chinese export porcelain and other ceramics, 18th and 19th-century English silver, and 20th-century art glass by Lalique, Galle, and Tiffany.

Temporary Exhibitions

Temporary exhibitions use the PPHM collection or the region as a springboard, and emphasize the American West, the Southwest, and Texas before 1960.

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Untitled [Madonna of the Windmill]

Untitled [Madonna of the Windmill]

Western Gallery

REMINGTON SCHUYLER (1884-1955)
Untitled [Madonna of the Windmill] , circa 1915
Oil on canvas, 39 5/8 x 26 5/8 in.
Bugbee-Reaugh Acquisition Fund
PPHS 2010.190.1
 
Untitled [Prairie Fire]

Untitled [Prairie Fire]

Western Gallery

ROBERT FARRINGTON ELWELL (1874-1962)
Untitled [Prairie Fire, before 1940
Oil on canvas, 22 5/8 x 30 1/4 in.
Purchase and conservation funded by
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Josserand PPHS 2007.51.1
 
J A Wagon

J A Wagon

BUGBEE GALLERY

H. D. BUGBEE
J A Wagon, 1959
Oil on canvasboard, 22 x 28 in.
Museum Acquisition
 
Proud Gobbler & Hen

Proud Gobbler & Hen

BUGBEE GALLERY

OLIVE VANDRUFF
Proud Gobbler & Hen, ca. 1960
Casein on Masonite
Gift of M. K. Brown 109/35
 
Partiality

Partiality

Eastern American and European Gallery

DeWITT McCLELLAN LOCKMAN (1870-1957), American
Partiality, 1905
Oil on canvas, 84 1/2 x 78 1/2 in.
Gift of Mrs. DeWitt M Lockman
PPHS 2261/10
 
Madonna and Child with Young John the Baptist

Madonna and Child with Young John the Baptist

Eastern American and European Gallery

Attributed to MARCO BELLO (d. 1523), Italian
Madonna and Child with Young John the Baptist , circa 1511
Oil on panel, 12 1/8 x 16 1/8 in.
Johnie Powelson Griffin Collection
PPHS 1501/64
 
The Approaching Herd

The Approaching Herd

Reaugh Gallery

FRANK REAUGH (1860-1945)
The Approaching Herd, 1902
Oil on canvas mounted on Masonite, 23 1/4 x 48 1/2 in.
Frank Reaugh Estate
 
The O Roundup, Texas, 1888

The O Roundup, Texas, 1888

Reaugh Gallery

FRANK REAUGH (1860-1945)
The O Roundup, Texas, 1888, 1894
Pastel on paper mounted on canvas, 18 5/8 x 43 7/8 in.
Frank Reaugh Estate
 
The Master of Ceremonies--Santa Clara

The Master of Ceremonies--Santa Clara

Southwestern Gallery

GERALD CASSIDY
The Master of Ceremonies--Santa Clara, 1925
Oil on canvas, 18 x 18 1/8 in.
Johnie Powelson Griffin Collection, 1501/63
 
The Old Spanish Gate

The Old Spanish Gate

Southwestern Gallery

WALTER UFER (1876-1936)
The Old Spanish Gate, 1914
Oil on canvasboard, 10 3/4 x 12 3/8 in.
James D. Hamlin Collection 832/25
 
The Quiver Maker

The Quiver Maker

Southwestern Gallery

E. IRVING COUSE (1866-1936)
The Quiver Maker, 1917
Oil on canvas, 24 x 29 in.
Johnie Powelson Griffin
 
Cow-Man

Cow-Man

Texas Gallery

RUSSELL VERNON HUNTER (1900-1955)
Cow-Man, 1928
Oil on canvas, 38 x 28 in.
Gift of Skillman C. Hunter
1893/1
 
Testing His Stirrups

Testing His Stirrups

Texas Gallery

JERRY BYWATERS (1906-1989)
Testing His Stirrups, 1940
Oil on canvas, 22 x 25 3/4 in.
Purchase funded by the Ned O. and Linda Miller
Acquisition Fund 1991-149/1
 
Verbena (Morning)

Verbena (Morning)

Texas Gallery

Jose Arpa (1858-1952)
Verbena (Morning), circa 1927
Oil on canvas, 16 x 20 in.
James D. Hamlin Collection
 
A Rope Full

A Rope Full

BUGBEE GALLERY

H. D. BUGBEE (1900-1963)
A Rope Full, 1958
Oil on canvas, 22 x 28 in.
Museum Acquisition
 
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