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The Modern Cowboy and an Early Photographic Process on Display at The Bryan Museum with 21st Century Cowboys

The Modern Cowboy and an Early Photographic Process on Display at The Bryan Museum with 21st Century Cowboys

Galveston, TX – November 18, 2022 ​- ​ The Bryan Museum is proud to present a new exhibition, “21st Century Cowboys: The Tintypes of Robb Kendrick.” The exhibition will be on view at the Bryan Museum from November 13, 2022 through January 15, 2023.

Robb Kendrick has been photographing cowboys for more than 25 years. Using an early photographic process called tintype, he creates one-of-a-kind photographs of modern cowboys whose 19th century appearances underscore what hasn’t changed in the last 100+ years.

November 22, 2022November 22, 2022
A Night of Contemporary Western Art

A Night of Contemporary Western Art

The Bryan Museum is pleased to announce “Art Untamed: A Night of Contemporary Western Art” on Friday September 23. Art Untamed is the first night of the contemporary western artists showcase. Art Untamed is part of the Visions of the West Weekend at The Bryan, which includes a live auction on Saturday, September 24. The...

August 31, 2022August 31, 2022
Texas Declaration of Independence Broadside Forgery

Texas Declaration of Independence Broadside Forgery

The Texas Declaration of Independence was written and issued by the Convention of 1836 at Washington-on-the-Brazos. George C. Childress was named chairman of the committee of five to write the declaration. It is believed that Childress brought to the convention a proposed declaration that was adopted with little change by either the committee or convention....

June 2, 2022June 2, 2022
1000 Student Winners Announced for the Guinness World Records Largest Published Book in the World – “I Am Texas!”

1000 Student Winners Announced for the Guinness World Records Largest Published Book in the World – “I Am Texas!”

For Immediate ReleaseMay 16, 2022 Media Contacts:Kim StinebakerDPWPR713-305-6602kim@dpwpr.com Tony AlvesThe Bryan Museum(409) 497-4209tony@thebryanmuseum.org Houston, TX – May 16, 2022 ​- ​iWRITE Literacy Organization​ and The Bryan Museum just announced the 1,000 student winners (3rd-12th graders) whose writing or artwork will be published in I Am Texas, a 7 ft. book and attempt to publish the largest book...

May 16, 2022May 16, 2022
The Children’s Home

The Children’s Home

The Galveston Children’s Home operated under several names and at different locations before being permanently moved to 1315 21st Street. It was originally founded by a Galveston journalist named George B. Dealey in 1878 as the Island City Protestant Orphans Asylum. The next year, the institution housed approximately 40 children. During this time, Dealey turned...

May 3, 2022May 3, 2022
Chapter 4: His Legacy

Chapter 4: His Legacy

For almost 30 years, José Cisneros worked full time for El Paso City Lines. What had begun as a job in an essential industry during World War II became a career for the young artist. Although Cisneros had answered a draft notice in 1939, his color-blindness led to a military classification of 4-F (disabled and...

February 7, 2022February 7, 2022
Chapter 3: Collaboration

Chapter 3: Collaboration

The burgeoning friendship between José Cisneros and El Paso artist Tom Lea not only marked the beginning of Cisneros’ professional career in the art community, but also granted him increased notoriety and an introduction to Carl Hertzog, an El Paso typographer and book designer. José Cisneros and Carl Hertzog both met Tom Lea in 1937....

January 13, 2022January 13, 2022
Chapter 2: A Chance Meeting

Chapter 2: A Chance Meeting

In 1937, José Cisneros was employed as a window dresser at White House Department Store. At the federal courthouse in El Paso, just six blocks from his work, an artist named Tom Lea had begun work on a mural to honor the people who had come to the Pass of the North throughout its history....

December 17, 2021December 13, 2021
Its Texas Time: Iconic Artistry

Its Texas Time: Iconic Artistry

This week, we learned a bit about Charles Franklin “Frank” Reaugh (pronounced ray), the cat outside our marketing office and also the Texan artist known for immortalizing the imagery of Texan cattle. Born in Jacksonville, Illinois in December of 1860, Frank Reaugh moved to Terrell, a town near Dallas, Texas at the age of 15....

November 19, 2021November 19, 2021
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