The museum always has something new to see when you come, form art to artifacts, we strive to showcase the history of the Panhandle-Plains. Here is what is coming up at PPHM.
CATTLE, COWBOYS & CULTURE: KANSAS CITY TO AMARILLO, MAKING AN URBAN WEST
Harrington Gallery (Co-Curated by Michael Grauer and Amy Von Lintel)
Photography in the Alexander Gallery (Curated by Warren Stricker)
February 23, 2019 – December 2019
This exhibition showcases the shared heritage between Amarillo and Kansas City. The narrative of this show is based in material objects and artifacts, including saddles and other functional goods used by the pioneering cattlemen and urbanists of Amarillo, but also photographs, letters, and architectural renderings in the PPHM collection. “The art, architecture, city planning, banking, retail, medical and educational institutions of the Amarillo area would not have existed were it not for the influence of Kansas City. These connections stem, first and foremost, from cattle,” Grauer explained, “cattlemen from Amarillo took their cattle to be sold in Kansas City and brought connections and purchases made in Kansas City back to Amarillo.”
From Page to Storage to Stage
March 29, 2019- December 2019
The exhibition will focus on the costumes and dress from the West Texas A&M University play, A Flea in Her Ear. Flea is set in Paris at the turn of the century and this vaudeville style show takes deception to new hilarity. The exhibit will include information about the original dress patterns and about the dresses creation for the show.
Rococo- The Collection of Lucille Nance Jones
Discover the Versailles connection to the Texas Panhandle as you view the lavish Rococo Revival Style décor in the museum’s Lucille Nance Jones Collection.