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PPHM Exhibits and Events

 


AMERICAN INDIAN ART FROM THE SUSAN J. ALLEN COLLECTION

Bivins Gallery

Now – April 30, 2016

Susan Janney Allen of Haverford, Pennsylvania, gave her American Indian collection to PPHM in 1934 in memory of her parents, Samuel L. and Sarah H. Allen of Philadelphia. Selections from this collection will be featured in the Mary E. Bivins Gallery. Free with museum admission.

 

HUNTING THE PERFECT ACCESSORY

Textile Gallery

Now – February 6, 2017

Interpreting the 2015 theme of hunting, the PPHM Textile Gallery will transform into a space where you can hunt for the perfect accessory. Free with museum admission.

 

WILDLIFE AND HUNTING PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE PANHANDLE-PLAINS REGION

Alexander Gallery

Now – May 30, 2016

Mining its vast photographic collection, museum staff will assemble and present a group of often-unique photographic images of wildlife and hunting ranging from the mid-1870s through the late 1900s.  Free with museum admission.

 

PHILIP R. GOODWIN: AMERICA’S SPORTING & WILDLIFE ARTIST, A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Foran Family Galleries

September 12, 2015 – January 30, 2016

PPHM is the sole venue for this exhibition. Goodwin is best known for his wildlife and hunting paintings and for designing the Winchester Arms logo, as well as for the sporting and wildlife calendars he painted for Brown & Bigelow Calendar Company. Free with museum admission.

 

HUNTING THE PANHANDLE-PLAINS

Harrington Changing Gallery

September 19, 2015 – January 7, 2017

Using artifacts, specimens, fossils, and works of art, this exhibition will present how animal life on the Panhandle-Plains has evolved and how this affected hunting, settlement, and migration patterns both in prehistoric and historic times. Free with museum admission.

 

GOODWIN CURATOR TALK

Foran Family Galleries

January 23, 2016 2:00PM-3:00PM

Join Curator of Art and Western Heritage, Michael R. Grauer for one final look at the exhibition, Philip R. Goodwin: Americas Sporting & Wildlife Artist, A Private Collection. Grauer will discuss the importance of Goodwin’s work and the role it played in American popular culture. The Philip R. Goodwin exhibit closes on January 30, 2016. This event is free with museum admission.

 

SWEETS AND SWEETHEARTS

February 12, 2016, 6pm -8pm

Looking for a unique date night for Valentine’s Day? Join us for Sweets and Sweethearts. This afterhours PPHM event is the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine and a delicious dessert while browsing the galleries hand-in-hand with your sweetheart. Tickets are $40 per couple, with a special $35 rate per couple for PPHM Members. Tickets must be purchased in advance at panhandleplains.org

 

PANHANDLE PLAINS INVITATIONAL WESTERN ART SHOW AND SALE

Exhibition March 5-26, 2016

Fixed Price Sale Event: March 5, 2016, FOSA Reception 5:30, General Reception 6:00pm

Foran Family Galleries

This event provides the only museum-quality venue in the Texas Panhandle for contemporary Western artists.  Proceeds fund additions to the collection and exhibitions of historic Southwestern art to the area.  Sponsored by the Friends of Southwestern Art.

 

AMARILLO WALKING TOURS

Downtown Amarillo and Palace Coffee

March 19, April 2nd and May 21st 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Amarillo is a city steeped in architectural and cultural history. Come and learn the city’s secrets - everything from hidden murals to architectural sources - by joining Associate Director of Curatorial Affairs/Curator of Art and Western Heritage, Michael Grauer, on a walking tour of downtown Amarillo. Space is limited to the first 20 people. Cost is $25 per person which includes a drink from Palace Coffee.Tickets must be purchased in advance at panhandleplains.org. 

 

TEXAS TALKS WITH DR. JEAN STUNTZ ON “FROM SAN ANTONIO TO THE PANHANDLE: TEXAS PIONEER WOMEN”

Thursday, March 22, 2016, 5:30 -8:00 pm

As the newest educational initiative from the Texas State Historical Association, Texas Talks, are streaming programs that allow Texas history lovers to engage with preeminent Texas history scholars and experts who provide relevant historical information in an interactive platform.  In partnership with the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, Dr. Jean Stuntz will discuss “From San Antonio to the Panhandle: Texas Pioneer Women” to celebrate both Texas History and Women’s History Month in March at PPHM.

 

A BRIEF HISTORY OF COFFEE

March 26, 2016 2:00PM

We’re talking coffee with our friends from Canyon’s own Palace Coffee Company. Owner Patrick Burns will present a brief history of coffee and baristas will be on hand to provide samples. Join us for coffee and conversation! This event is free with regular admission.

 

WEEK OF THE YOUNG CHILD

Museum-wide event

April 12-14, 2016 9:00AM-10:00AM or 10:15AM-11:15AM

Designed for kids ages 3-5 and all Kindergarten students. Each day features special guests, crafts, games and other activities.  Children can be registered for one or more sessions.  Reservations are required.

 

JOSE ARPA: SPANISH PAINTER IN TEXAS

Foran Family Galleries

April 9, 2016-September 5, 2016

This exhibition will be the first major Jose Arpa exhibition since 1998. It will attempt to add Arpa to the pantheon of Texas artists who brought Impressionism to the Lone Star State and to give a more complete picture of Texas artists contribution to American and world Impressionism.

 

PANHANDLE PETROLEUM STORY DONOR PARTY (INVITATION ONLY)

Petroleum Wing and Derrick Room

April 15, 2016, 5:30-7:30PM

 

BLACK GOLD BALL

April 16, 2016, 7:00-11:00PM

Black Gold, Texas Tea – all the ingredients for a grand celebration at PPHM!

Join us for an evening of live music, dancing, gourmet food and drinks. The fun includes conversation seating, a selfie scavenger hunt, photo booth, coffee bar, and a VIP tour of The Panhandle Petroleum Story exhibit. 

Complimentary optional shuttle transportation to and from Amarillo College parking lot #1 at 21st and Washington from 6:45pm- 11:15pm. 
Cocktail party attire, Black Gold theme dress encouraged 

For sponsorship and reservation information visit panhandleplains.org 

 

PHILIPP MEYER LECTURE

April 21, 2016 7:00pm

In collaboration with the West Texas A&M University College of Fine Arts and Humanities, PPHM will host novelist Philipp Meyer, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Literature. Join us for an evening of readings, refreshments, and conversation. Meyer will sign copies of his books, American Rust and The Son, which will be available for purchase the night of the event. You will not want to miss this opportunity to hear from the novelist who critics are calling a “modern day John Steinbeck.” For more information contact Alex Hunt at (806) 651-2457.

 

PANHANDLE PETROLEUM STORY EXHIBIT GRAND RE-OPENING

April 23, 2016, 11:00AM-3:00PM

PPHM celebrates the opening of The Panhandle Petroleum Story exhibit with a day of family fun. Join museum staff and demonstrators while participating in exciting activities and enjoying refreshments.

 

FOSA ANNUAL LUNCHEON AND ARPA OPENING RECEPTION

Hazlewood Lecture Hall

May 7, 2016 11:30AM – 1:30PM

Annual membership luncheon for the Friends of Southwestern Art featuring an opening for the Jose Arpa, A Spanish Painter in Texas exhibition.

 

NIGHT AT PPHM

Museum-wide

June 3, 2016 8:00PM-11:00PM

Come to the museum and see what springs to life in the dark—remember your flashlight! $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages 4-12, kids under 4 are free. 

 

YOU ARE HERE: MAPS FROM THE PPHM COLLECTION

June 4, 2016- August 26, 2017

From their first encounters with the landscape of Texas and the Southwest, humans have sought to define and describe their world through maps.  Maps have been created as navigational tools, as legal and political evidence, as administrative guides, as sales tools, and as creative objects.  Examples of all of these can be found in the archival collections of the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum and this exhibition will showcase about a dozen highlights from these collections.  The geographic scope of the exhibition will range from state to county to town maps, and a variety of functions will be included, such as road maps, land surveys, and promotional items.  Published maps, manuscript maps, decorative maps and atlases will provide an introduction to these fascinating and important documents

 

WHEN GEORGIA WAS HERE

Alcove Gallery

August 27, 2016- February 24, 2018

This “rolling exhibition” will display near PPHM’s own Georgia O’Keeffe painting, Red Landscape, works of art produced contemporaneous with O’Keeffe’s time at WTSNC (now West Texas A&M University) from fall 1916 to February 1918 when she took a leave of absence due to illness, and eventually resigned.  The exhibition will be drawn from the PPHM’s own stellar art collection and from public and private collections nationwide.  “When Georgia Was Here” will present a new perspective on American art produced between 1916 and 1918.

 

WORLD WAR 1: The Great War

Harrington Changing Gallery

January 28, 2017- August 25, 2018

Using artifacts (militaria, uniforms, souvenirs, weapons, photographs, archives, and etc.) from PPHM’s collections, the exhibition will examine the before, during, and after lives of various soldiers, Marines, sailors, and nurses (there was no Air Force) from the Panhandle-Plains region who served in “The Great War” (also called “The World War” since nobody expected another one).   This could include synergy with WT’s history, English, communication, and art departments.