through June 28, 2015
Organized by the Tyler Museum of Art, Tin Toys & Raw Realities focuses on a specific body of work – lifelike canvases that highlight toys from the past – by celebrated Fort Worth artist John Hartley. His subjects, ranging from tin airplanes to lead soldiers, are as varied and diverse as his interests.
Each unique and labor-intensive piece is layered with meaning. Often inspired by contemporary social and political issues, his nostalgic works link the past, present and future together.
This exhibition features more than 20 paintings – some recently finished and never seen by the public – as well as toys from the artist’s private collection.
through July 12, 2015
Tough By Nature: Portraits of Cowgirls and Ranch Women of the American West culminates a two-decade “labor of love” for Lanker, a native of Kansas City, Mo., who grew up in Wichita, Kansas.
An artistic journey that began at Wichita State University eventually led her to travel through 13 Western states, documenting the rich histories of more than 50 iconic women of the region through interviews, sketching, painting and photography.