Grand Opening of the new Emmett and Miriam McCoy Building
Architectural renderings by architectural firm Page/ Architects
Mark your calendar for the Grand Opening of the new Emmett and Miriam McCoy Building at the Museum of the Big Bend on the campus of Sul Ross State University in Alpine.
FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 6:00–8:00pm Grand Opening
Be among the first to tour the new Museum!
SATURDAY, MARCH 11 Hear from the Experts
All Saturday events are free and open to the Public.
10:30 am–11:15 am Adair Margo
Tom Lea presentation and Tom Lea, an Oral History book signing
11:30 am–12:15 pm Christopher Beer, Bonnie and Robert McKee, Michael Grauer
Fred Darge and Fred Darge Paints the Big Bend and Beyond catalogue signing
12:30–1:15 pm Lunch Break
1:30–2:15 pm Ron Tyler
Texas Lithographs presentation and book signing
2:30–3:15 pm Chris Beer, Judy and Stephen Alton and David Dike
The John L. Nau III Collection of Texas Art and Building a Collection
This exciting addition doubles the size of the Museum of the Big Bend, creating large, dynamic spaces for museum events and the display of art and history. Award-winning architectural firm Page/ used the unique nature of the site to create a masterful melding of the original 1937 museum with a striking new contemporary structure.
On display in the new building will be rarely exhibited paintings, Western Beef Cattle by El Paso Native Tom Lea (Dallas Museum of Art, gift of LIFE Magazine); outstanding works from the The John L. Nau III Collection of Texas Art; Murals by Clinton H. Baermann, Xavier Gonzalez and Julius Woeltz; and newly acquired works from the museum’s permanent collection. Going to Texas: Five Centuries of Texas Maps from the renowned Yana and Marty Davis Map Collection will be exhibited in the original building.