Browse Exhibits (3 total)

Isabel Robinson, 1894-1976


Isabel Robinson (1894-1976) is one of the most influential artists of the Texas Panhandle. She created the Palo Duro School of Art in 1936 and helped form the art deparment at West Texas State Teachers College (now West Texas A&M University) during her almost 35 year tenure. This exhibition highlights her important contributions to the art of the Texas Panhandle as a prolific female artist. 

This exhibit was adapted from a large-scale exhibition curated in 1999 by Michael Grauer. Isabel Robinson: Show Me West Texas featured over 50 artworks by the artist as well as artworks created by her students.

Sources for this online exhibit include articles, collection records, exhibition material, and information gathered from the artist's family, friends, and students.

The Baffin Island Photographs of M.H.W. Ritchie


In 1950, Montie Ritchie traveled from his Texas Panhandle ranch to the Canadian arctic, acting as photographer for a pioneering scientific expedition to Baffin Island. The beauty and grandeur of this remote land are displayed in this selection from the hundreds of photographs taken during his summer in the far north.

The Roaring 1920’s Flapper Fashion

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This digital exhibition features dresses and hats displayed in the The Roaring 1920’s Flapper Fashion exhibition that ran from December 17, 2020 through October 9, 2021. Flapper Fashion was curated by Bill Mercer and accompanied the The Panhandle Prohibition Exhibition on display through July, 2022 in the museum's Furniture Gallery.