Exhibition & Auction


Visions of the West Exhibition on View | September 3 -18

Join us at The Bryan Museum to see and purchase top works of Native American Art from the Bill Harris Collection including pottery, ceramics, textiles and art at our first annual Visions of the West Art Exhibition and Auction.  The Vision’s exhibit will be on display from September 3 through September 18 at The Bryan Museum prior to the auction weekend starting on September 23. Live Auction takes place on Saturday, September 24 at 2 p.m. Online Auction Bidding Begins September 3.

Visions of the West Weekend | September 23-25

Individual Day and Weekend Combination Tickets Available Soon!

Art Untamed: A Night of Contemporary Western Art
Friday, September 23 | 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Artist Talk: Featuring Nocona Burgess
Hosted by Ken Wise, Host of Wise About Texas Podcast
7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

About Nacona Burgess

Nocona Burgess presents strikingly modern depictions of Indigenous men and women from various  tribal Nations of North America. His paintings mix careful research, firsthand knowledge and raw passion. By combining brightly colored shapes with crisply outlined facial features and traditional dress, Burgess explores the cultural context, life story and identity of each sitter. In this way, the artist urges us to update our perceptions of Native people and consider the intriguing and often highly politicized place of Native American portraiture.

Burgess is a member of the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma. He is the son of a former tribal chief and the great-great-grandson of one of the most revered Native American leaders, Chief Quanah Parker. Burgess grew up surrounded by art. His father went to art school to focus on drawing and painting, and his grandmothers made quilts and beadwork from their own designs.

Auction & Cocktail Reception | 8 to 9:00 p.m.

Art Untamed is the first night of contemporary western artists showcase at The Bryan Museum. The goal of Art Untamed is to highlight the works of five masters of contemporary western art and to raise money not only for the artists themselves but also The Bryan Museum’s expansion, exhibitions and educational programs. The evening includes a fixed-price intent to purchase drawing, cocktail reception, live music and gourmet hors d’ouevres.

Purchases of Art Untamed artwork support not only the artists but The Bryan’s exhibitions and educational offerings.

Fixed Price Auction Drawings

Racial Profile Quanah by Nocona Burgess
Llano Estacado Kwahada by Nocona Burgess
The Glow by Ricardo Robles
Evening Plains by Ricardo Robles
Dirty Money by Ricardo Robles
The Round Up by Ricardo Robles
Treasures in the Llano by Dina Gregory
Fields of Gold by Dina Gregory
Fiesta Cactus by Dina Gregory

Visions of the West Live Auction Hosted by Live Auctioneers
Saturday. September 24 at 2 p.m.
The Bryan Museum, Conservatory

The Visions of the West auction includes items from the Visions of the West exhibition on view from September 3 through September 18 and additional items including saddles, western memorabilia, western art and artifacts. Online bidding begins September 3 through Live Auctioneers. The online portal to the auction can be found here. Tickets to the Visions of the West Auction weekend go on sale in late July and include Friday night’s Art Untamed: Night of Contemporary Art, the Live Auction on Saturday and Sunday’s Distinguished Speaker Series. Below are just some items that will be auctioned off on Saturday’s auction.