Silver City Museum for a Brown Bag Luncheon LectureName: Silver City Museum for a Brown Bag Luncheon LectureDate: November 8, 2018Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM MSTWebsite: http://www.silvercitymuseum.orgEvent Description:Join the Silver City Museum for a Brown Bag Luncheon Lecture in conjunction with the exhibition Allan Houser: Renowned 20th Century Warm Springs Chiricahua Apache Artist, Thursday November 8, 2018, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM.
Carmen Vendelin, Silver City Museum Director, and curator of the exhibition, will present an illustrated art historical lecture entitled “Artist Allan Houser: Native American Modernist.” In this overview of Houser's artistic production, special attention will be given to his influences and place within the Modern art styles of his time.
The Silver City Museum is proud to host the exhibition Allan Houser: Renowned 20th Century Warm Springs Chiricahua Apache Artist which opened October 12, 2018 and be on view until January 13, 2019. The artwork in this exhibition is on generous loan from Allan Houser, Inc.
Allan Houser (1914-1994) was one of the most important Native American artists of the 20th Century. He embraced contemporary art styles while celebrating his Apache heritage in his artwork. Houser trained as a painter in the 1930s and he created mainly two-dimensional art for the first half of his career. Self-trained as a sculptor, three-dimensional work became an increasingly large area of artistic output. Houser taught sculpture from 1962-1975 and then retired to devote himself solely to his own work. His final 19 years would prove his most productive.
This exhibition presents some of Houser’s earliest paintings and drawings along with a range of his sculptures, demonstrating the development of Houser’s work over his career and his facility with both abstract and figurative styles.
Allan Houser was a descendent of the Chiricahua and Warm Springs Apache people who lived in southwest New Mexico before 1886. His parents were among the group held for nearly 27 years by the US Government. Houser was born and raised in Oklahoma where his parents were resettled in 1914.
Please feel welcome to bring your brown bag lunches and join us at the Silver City Museum Annex, 302 W. Broadway. Admission is free; donations greatly appreciated.
The Silver City Museum creates opportunities for residents and visitors to explore, understand, and celebrate the rich and diverse cultural heritage of southwestern New Mexico by collecting, preserving, researching, and interpreting the region's unique history. Admission is free; suggested donation $5. For more information, phone the museum at (575) 538-5921, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the museum's website www.silvercitymuseum.org.