This exhibition will close temporarily on February 1; it will reopen on February 21. Ever since Leonardo da Vinci created his celebrated Mona Lisa, artists have tried to paint portraits as distinctive as this Renaissance masterpiece. See how Texas artists established their own portrait tradition in this installation that pairs artists’ self-portraits with those of their close friends, relatives, and colleagues. Featuring works by some of the state’s most important artists of the twentieth century and today, this modest exhibition suggests how intimate, detailed likenesses allowed Texas artists to identify themselves in public and private spheres similar to today’s selfies and Instagram photographs.
May 13, 2014–May 17, 2015