Stark Museum of Art Announces Lands Fit for the Camel: Images from the Mexican Boundary Surveys

. January 1, 2011 . 0 Comments

The Stark Museum of Art will present Lands Fit for the Camel: Images from the Mexican Boundary Surveys, January 22—April 16, 2011.

This mini-exhibit explores landscape imagery resulting from the United States War with Mexico of 1846-1848. Sketches in oil and illustrations in rare books document additions to the United States territory. One surveyor wrote that peculiarities of the arid plains and deserts seem to “fit them for the habits of the camel.”

The Stark Museum of Art in Orange, Texas, houses one of the nation’s most significant collections of American Western art.

The Stark Museum of Art in Orange, Texas, began as a vision of H.J. Lutcher Stark. As early as 1927 H.J. Lutcher Stark had discussed with associates his hope of someday opening a museum. His interest in the arts followed that of his mother, Miriam Lutcher Stark, an enthusiastic collector of art, furniture, and decorative items from around the world. Lutcher Stark developed a similar passion for collecting, with a particular interest in nature and art depicting the American West.

Image: John Mix Stanley (1814-1872)
View in the Sierra Mimbres
1847, oil on academy board
9.875 x 12.75 inches
Stark Museum of Art, Orange, Texas
31.23.8

Stark Museum of Art
712 Green Avenue
Orange, Texas 77630-5721
Phone: 409.886.ARTS (409.886.2787)
Fax: 409.883.6361
www.starkmuseum.org/

Category: Fine Art

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