Graciela Iturbide: Photographs from The Wittliff Collections/Texas State University
On display November 18, 2023 – February 10, 2024
Graciela Iturbide’s (Mexican b.1942) photographs bring together her interest in traditional culture with a contemporary vision and has gained her enormous recognition throughout the world.
Image: Our Lady of Iguanas by Graciela Iturbide
Andy Warhol: Cowboys and Indians
On display February 16 – May 4, 2024
Andy Warhol, fascinated by icons of American culture, released a portfolio of “Cowboys and Indians” in 1986. The 10 prints in the series portray a fantasy of the American West, mixing together historical figures and mass media interpretations of the past. Portraits in the series include actor John Wayne, sharpshooter Annie Oakley, President Teddy Roosevelt, Apache leader Geronimo, and military general George Custer. To create the Native American-inspired prints, Warhol traveled to New York City’s National Museum of the American Indian to photograph a Plains Indian shield, Northwestern Coast mask, and kachina dolls, which he later transformed into his signature technicolor silkscreens.
Released in 1986, this portfolio is one of the last major series the artist completed before his death in 1987. Andy Warhol: Cowboys and Indians was organized by the Briscoe Western Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas.