2010 Exhibitions

Burton PritzkerBurton Pritzker, Forgotten Planes
January 21 - February 2010

While working as an architect, Burton Pritzker was always striving for a way to design light itself. Although he had created drawings, sculptures and architecture previously, he realized photography was the only way to study and explore light. Since then he has worked as an artist full-time, exploring with the camera which he sees as “a key to a lock in a door, not as a tool to record the physical world.” This exhibition presented the works of Pritzker from the collection of the Museum of the Southwest.

Nashville PortraitsNashville Portraits
January 21 - March 14, 2010

This exhibition of sixty black and white photographs was selected from thousands of portraits shot over a period of more than thirty years by one of country music’s most celebrated photographers, Jim McGuire. The exhibition reflects a continuing project that began in 1972, and it documents many of the leading figures in the world of country music, from such icons as Bill Monroe, Minnie Pearl, and Lester Flatt to contemporary stars like Emmylou Harris, Nanci Griffith, and Marty Stuart. This exhibition appealed to lovers of country music, Americana, cultural history, and beautiful photography.

jean cappadonna nichols Daydreamer with Botticelli Barbie and Rat PatrolContemporary Series 2010: "Expatriates & Friends"
This series was a reunion of creative minds invited to place their inspired creations on exhibit. An expatriate is defined as one who removes (oneself) from residence in one's native land.  These artists are either from Midland, or lived here for an extended period of their lives.
Jean Cappadonna Nichols
January 22 – March 21, 2010
Fort Meyers, Florida


MAA 2010 Bruce McCombs Eds Easy DinerMidland Arts Association Annual Show

March - April  2010
Each spring a juried show of artists from around the country is hosted at the Museum of the Southwest.

Student Art 11Student Art Annual Show

April - May, 2010
A yearly show of art submitted by K-12 students throughout Midland


Denny PickettContemporary Series 2010: "Expatriates & Friends"
Denny Pickett
April 2 -  May 30, 2010
Granger TX, Professor at Baylor University


New York September 11 by Magnum  PhotographersMagnum Photographers, New York, September 11              
April 2 – May 30, 2010

The majority of the photographs were taken on the morning of September 11th, 2001.  While many photographers in the exhibition focused on the actual buildings under attack and other forms of destruction that occurred, others chose to capture the raw emotions of New Yorkers, providing the exhibition with a rich visual diversity under this centralized theme.

Randolph HowardContemporary Series 2010: "Expatriates & Friends"
Randolph Howard

June 11 – August 29, 2010
Austin, TX

René Alvarado paintings The Madonna As MuseRene Alvarado, The Madonna As Muse
August 7 - October 17, 2010

The works in this exhibit are from 2003 to 2008 and represent the artist’s most mature painting to date.  Alvarado’s imagery is a complex representation of a spiritual nature.  He is not afraid of exploring the technical aspects of painting, nor the complex symbols that his subject matter addresses.  Born in the village of El Manantial, there was little comfort, and no television or movie theater to bring news and entertainment from the outside world.  But what it did possess was a highly developed sense of ritual, acted out in story-telling, music, and religious celebration and identity.



John BanovichJohn Banovich, Nature of the Beast                                                  
August 19 – October 17, 2010

Original paintings by renowned international wildlife artist John Banovich were featured in this exhibit. The artist specializes in large oil paintings of animals from around the world. Banovich is among the most renowned wildlife artists in the United States, and his art is appreciated by collectors internationally.  Recently he has formed the Banovich Wildscapes Foundation created to support important scientific research and preserve large conservation landscapes all supporting local community development conserving our wildlife and wild places from around the world.

 Joyce HowellContemporary Series 2010: "Expatriates & Friends"
Joyce Howell
September 17 – November 7, 2010
Mixed media, painting
Kingsland TX



Mary BaxterContemporary Series 2010: "Expatriates & Friends"
Mary Baxter

November 19 – December 31, 2010

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1705 W. Missouri Ave.
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