Texas A&M University Libraries to Open “…I Will Go to Texas” Exhibition

By Marketing and Communications | 06-07-2023

 I will Go To Texas Exhibit


Texas A&M University Libraries is proud to present “…I Will Go to Texas: A Selection of Texas Landscapes, Wildflowers and Wildlife.” The original exhibition will be on display at Cushing Memorial Library & Archives June 22 - Sept. 29.

Featuring paintings by John James Audubon, John Cassin, Charles Criner, Porfirio Salinas, E.M. Buck Schiewtz ’21, Raiford Stripling ’31, Friedrich Tempeltey and Clifford Wendler ’39, the exhibition includes works spanning from the mid 1800s through the late 1900s. The paintings capture different moments of Texas’ natural and cultural history. Visit the exhibit to see Texas’ natural beauty in a new way through the work of a diverse group of artists.

“Cushing houses the largest art collection at Texas A&M University,” Beth Kilmarx, assistant university librarian for special collections, said. “The collection contains some of the finest works by American painters, naturalists and German engravers depicting Texas life and the landscapes, fauna and flora of Texas.”

To celebrate the opening of the exhibition, Cushing Library will host a reception that is free and open to the public on Thursday, June 22 from 3 to 5 p.m. Architect Justin Curtsinger ’06 will speak about how Texas’ history and landscapes and Texas A&M University’s cultural heritage inspired the architects and artists that worked on campus during the 1930s and 1940s.

Cushing Library is open Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

This exhibition is free and open to the public.



Written by: Ivy Mestrovic, imestrovic@tamu.edu | Media Contact: Matthew Kennedy, matthew.kennedy@tamu.edu.

For more information about the exhibition, please contact Beth Kilmarx at bkilmarx@library.tamu.edu.


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