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When Georgia Was Here

Aug. 27, 2016–Feb. 24, 2018

Though many art fans associate Georgia O’Keeffe with Santa Fe, it was in the Texas Panhandle town of Canyon that the influential painter fell in love with Western landscapes and honed her colorful, abstract style. The Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum marks the centennial of O’Keeffe’s two years in Canyon, where she taught art at West Texas A&M University from 1916 to 1918, with When Georgia Was Here. The exhibit adds context to O’Keeffe’s experience and development by featuring prominent American artists from the time period and styles such as European Modernism, Art Nouveau, and American Impressionism. Through February 2018.

Photo: Georgia O’Keeffe, Red Landscape, 1917. Oil on board 24x19.5 in. Courtesy Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. Gift of the Georgia O’Keeffe Foundation.

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Big Bend National Park Fossil Discovery Exhibit Grand Opening

Big Bend National Park, Jan. 14

Big Bend National Park’s fascinating collection of fossils get a new showcase Jan. 14, 2017, with the opening of the park’s new Fossil Discovery Exhibit. The exhibit was completed as a “centennial challenge,” a government initiative that encouraged public-private partnerships on signature projects in national parks to celebrate the park service’s 100th anniversary in 2016. The national park and Big Bend Conservancy partnered to build the exhibit, which will explore the area’s paleontological and geological past in a $1.35 million open-air pavilion about 20 miles inside the park from the US 385 entrance.

Photo: Courtesy Big Bend Conservancy

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