Isabella Savage is a Westlake High School student who spent the fall semester as an intern with Curator of Art Peter Mears to help gather and organize data related to the materials in the exhibition Frank Reaugh: Landscapes of Texas and the American West. Isabella met with Peter two hours per week to fulfill her requirements for Westlake High’s Mentorship Program, which places students with professionals in their working environment. [Read more…] about Frank Reaugh’s preferred medium
The works on view from the Ransom Center’s collection in Frank Reaugh: Landscapes of Texas and the American West have been at The University of Texas at Austin since before the Ransom Center was founded. Reaugh donated them to the University in 1937. [Read more…] about Preparing Frank Reaugh’s pastels for a new audience
“I love the big open skies of West Texas. I grew up in Virginia. There, everything is so much closer feeling. So coming out here for the first time, it’s just like—whoa! It’s almost a physical sensation you get when you’re out in that big, open-sky country. So that’s what draws me to paint it.”
One of the most popular visitor features of our current exhibition Frank Reaugh: Landscapes of Texas and the American West is the “guide by cell” audio tour for visitors. This audio tour lets visitors call in and hear informational snippets about the paintings on display. Ransom Center Curator of Art Peter Mears discusses highlights from the exhibition, and Project Specialist Greg Curtis speaks as the voice of Frank Reaugh to narrate the artist’s own comments.
The Harry Ransom Center presents its Western Film Series in conjunction with the current exhibition Frank Reaugh: Landscapes of Texas and the American West, on view through November 29. [Read more…] about Western Film Series
“Frank Reaugh was the most improbable of artists, a European-trained Impressionist whose entire oeuvre was devoted to Longhorn cattle and the West Texas landscape.” –Ron Tyler, “Foreword”
Enjoy a deeper look into Reaugh’s work with Windows on the West: The Art of Frank Reaugh, the companion publication edited by Ransom Center Curator of Art Peter F. Mears. This hard-back publication features in-depth essays from four contributors and more than 100 images that exemplify Frank Reaugh’s life’s work. [Read more…] about Shop for merchandise inspired by Frank Reaugh exhibition