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[MEMBERS ONLY] VIP Tour: Galveston Art Lending Library


October 11, 2019 @ 5:30 pm 6:30 pm

For centuries, access to exceptional art was limited to wealthy collectors and museums. In Galveston, Nick Barbee has brought beautiful original art into the homes of islanders thanks to his innovative art lending library. The library functions like a traditional book library: individuals can borrow an artwork, enjoy it in their own home, and return it by a due date. Founded in 2016, this independent art lending library believes living with art and supporting living artists has value. Join Barbee in his studio for a tour of the library and a chance to win a free membership in this remarkable art organization.

Barbee is an artist and educator working on Galveston Island.  His work has been exhibited nationally and is in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. He teaches Painting and Drawing at the University of Houston and is the current chair of the City of Galveston Commission for the Arts.