Current & Upcoming Exhibitions




African American Art : Artworks from the Permanent Collection





Adams, Profile in Blue, 1986, Lithograph



Poets, Painters, & Paper: Post-World War II American Avant-Garde Art:

June – August 2018

The artworks presented in “Poets, Painters, and Paper” are the products of a turbulent social and political time in America—a time rife with racial and gender inequality, growing anti-war sentiment, and, hovering over it all like a mushroom cloud, the constant threat of nuclear annihilation. For avant-garde artists and poets alike, this was a time for breaking down the rigid barriers between high and low art, a time for collaborative imagination, and thus a time to break down the myth of the solitary (and hyper-masculine) artist-genius as perpetuated by images of Jackson Pollock in the popular press. It was also a time of creative cross-over, when the relationships between text and image were once again ardently explored with the fervor of earlier Modernist experimentation.


New Acquisitions for the Permanent Collection

This exhibition features new acquisitions for the WFMA Permanent Collection thanks to the generous donation of The Contemporary Austin and The Blanton Museum of Art.



Charles A. Fuhs Photography

From the WFMA Permanent Collection. Capturing a unique view of Wichita Falls and the surrounding communities, Charles A. Fuhs photographed life in the 1920’s.






Shootapalooza Photo Collective
March 12th-16th, we will be hosting the Shootapalooza Photo Collective.
Formed in 2014 by the late Judy Sherrod, this diverse group of mostly female photographers from the US, Canada, the UK, and Australia believe strongly in the ideas of experimentation and collaboration with their work.
Comradery, conversation, community, inspiration, experimentation, sharing, and celebrating the creative spirit are all important to this group that Judy described as a “murmuration of artists.”
Working with our Curator of Education, Joshua Maxwell, the Shootapalooza group will have a workshop open to anyone who wants to experience the photography technique of Cyanotype.
Please join us for the public workshop and the exhibit, “Shootapalooza Photo Collective, Diversity: Alternative Paths in Contemporary Photography.”