League Texas Museums
Hidden away on the west side of Hobby Airport, this aviation museum is housed in an Art Deco building and houses a large collection of historic aircraft, aircraft parts and other aviation memorabilia. The Texas Museum of Aviation, the largest aviation museum in the state of Texas, houses more than 1,000 aircraft and artifacts from around the world.
The facility is an example of Texas using the latest museum practices and technologies. The museum's archives also hold a collection of more than 100,000 documents from Texas and surrounding states, compiled by the Smithsonian Institution's Archives of American Art. Witte opened the new museum and archive facility of the Texas Museum of Art in 2010 with the aim of showing more than 300,000 artifacts without visible storage and enabling scientists, archivists and schoolchildren to closely encounter this still growing collection. A library of 74,000 volumes, donated by Winifred and Maurice Hirsch, is also available to scientists from all over the region.
The facility also houses the Center for Negro League Baseball Research, which was founded by Layton Revel in Dallas, Texas. The exhibits cover the history of baseball in the United States from the beginnings of the game to the present day and the development of modern professional baseball.
The museum also features cross-border works, including works by artists from Austin who have influenced pop culture, as well as works by artists from around the country.
The Austin Museum's collection represents traditional, contemporary and international art. The museum has a large collection of original artworks as well as works by artists from all over the world. Inside the museum, you will find original works of art in the form of paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, prints, ceramics, posters, books and more.
The museum is home to the Austin Museum of Art, the largest art collection in the state of Texas and the second largest in Texas.
Montebello improved the financial status of the museum by promoting a foundation and setting up a $15 million fund to expand its facilities and contribute to operating costs. The Museum Guild, founded in 1939, and the Junior League's program of lecturers, which has been organized since 1943, both support museum education on a voluntary basis. Local artists are supported by purchasing works by local artists working in the museums and by organizing local art exhibitions, such as the Museum of Art Showcase and the Art Gallery of Austin. A much-needed structure, the Texas League of League Museums (LMT), provides much of the funding and support, as well as a large number of volunteers, for the permanent and museum operations.
To underline the strength of the museum's permanent collection, Marzio installed a collection of 450 works that trace the development of Western art in an area previously reserved for temporary exhibitions. The following year, the Brown Foundation announced a $1 million grant to enable Agee to acquire important art objects from various eras, with a focus on 20th-century American painting.
Since then, several major exhibitions have been added to the Witte Museum, including the first major exhibition of the museum's permanent collection in the 1980s, which was set up in 1980. The galleries of the Witte Museum are filled with exhibits from the still growing collection of over 1000 works from the late 20th century.
During Agee's eight years in office, the museum has organized several successful traveling exhibitions, including the first major exhibition of the Witte Museum's permanent collection in the United States, Winslow Homer's "The Great American Dream" in 1987. The museum also organized blockbuster exhibitions of major institutions in the United States and abroad, such as "Rediscovering Pompeii" (1990), which attracted more than 350,000 visitors.
The Southwest Texas Archeological Society led a groundbreaking expedition with the support of Witte Museum staff. The San Antonio Museum Association has been informed by other interested citizens, including Dr. William Tobin, a member of the museum's board of directors, and his wife, Mary Ann.
In the 1930s, the Witte Museum became a member of the San Antonio Gather, an association dedicated to preserving the city's natural history. Over the next thirty years, it continued to create important exhibits and published books on its collections, and brought along numerous traveling exhibitions. In 1977, the museum acquired a piece of land north of the building and built its school, and within a decade it opened the Lone Star Hall for Wildlife and Ecology.
This was the first house in Midland to have a swimming pool, and the grounds also housed a statue of the Derby winner, Texas Derby winner, George Washington, as well as other historical figures.
This 10-acre complex is adjacent to League City Heritage Park and is perfect for a fun day or afternoon outing. Art lessons have been going on for decades, and now well-known Texas artists have brought their talents to the Witte Museum. The Museum of Renaissance Art in Midland, the first museum of its kind in the United States, opened its doors in 1924 and formed the core of the collection of the Museum of Renaissance Art. The European holdings were further completed by a large collection of works of art from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, as well as an exhibition of works by artists such as Michelangelo.