Exhibition-This WAS Contemporary Art: Fine and Decorative Arts in Houston 1945–1955

July 14–October 15, 2016
The Heritage Society Museum Gallery
Free admission

The Heritage Society (THS) is organizing This WAS Contemporary Art: Fine and Decorative Arts in Houston 1945-1965 in partnership with Center for the Advancement of Study of Early Texas Art (CASETA). The inaugural exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Museum in 1948 was a show called This Is Contemporary Art. It was a concept, perhaps growing out of a Bauhaus approach brought to Houston by Robert Preusser, emphasizing that both fine and decorative arts should be appreciated and that art was something to bring into all aspects of life.

Current Exhibit

Lecture-El Camino Real de los Tejas: Past & Present

 

Thursday, July 21, 2016
12:00–1 p.m.
The Heritage Society Tea Room
Free for members, $5 for non-members

The presentation by Steven Gonzales will define a Camino Real, give a brief history of the trail, discuss modern events leading up to the designation of the trail as a National Historic Trail, discuss what it means to be a National Historic Trail and part of the National Trails System, and finally show people how to visit and experience the trail.

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Exhibition-You Are Here: Maps of Texas

 

July 14–October 15, 2016
The Heritage Society Museum Gallery
Free admission

TMaps tell us many interesting stories about the past. They depict locations, regions and human interactions. Tracing Texas’s history through an examination of its borders tells us as much about the diversity of people settling here as it does the geography. Historic maps often highlight subjects such as politics, land use, and patterns of settlement that change throughout the region’s history. THS will exhibit a selection of maps from our collection, such as the 1869 W. E. Wood Map of Houston, along with maps of Texas on loan from private collectors and institutions.

Upcoming Exhibit