Past Exhibits

Mexican Calendar Art

Alive with vibrant colors and dynamic action, this exhibit of 25 paintings and prints represents some of the best Mexican popular art produced from the 1930s through the 1960s for reproduction on commercial calendars distributed by various Mexican industries. Well-known artists from Mexico, Spain, and Europe were employed by large Mexican printing firms to create these idealistic and glamorous scenes of Mexican culture, imagery, and beautiful senoritas. Accompanied by six original Mexican calendars, this bilingual exhibit celebrates the beauty of this popular art produced for mass distribution.

Celebration of Quilts 2018

Jan 17-Mar 14, 2018

The Museum's annual exhibit dedicated to the art and craft of quilting, Celebration of Quilts 2018 will feature original works crafted by the Kingsville Saturday Quilters. The show, now in its 14th year, features 40 quilts in a a variety of patterns and designs ranging from traditional patterns to unique art quilts.

From Clay to Bronze

Sept. 15 - Dec. 15, 2017

Lena Olson with Billy Pooley Bust

Lena Olson with bust Howard R Pooley (Driscoll ISD)

Born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, Lena Olson has been an artist and sculptor for over three decades. Olson studied life drawing at Texas A&M University-Kingsville with Professor Emeritus Dr. William Renfrow who taught Art from 1961-2004. Later at Indiana University, Olson immersed herself in painting, drawing, art history, and portrait sculpture. As a sculptor, she learned figure modeling, mold making, and every aspect of bronze casting, including metal chasing, welding and pouring bronze. Her bronze portrait busts are displayed in private collections, government institutions, and museums.

"When sculpting a likeness, I most enjoy the magical moment when I suddenly feel as if I am in another’s space." - Lena Olson

This page was last updated on: May 29, 2018