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Contact: Sarah Boehme
Director, Stark Museum of Art
Stark Museum of Art Docent, Earl Parker, awarded Daniels FellowshipÂ
ORANGE, Texas, October 14, 2011 – Earl Parker, a docent at the Stark Museum of Art in Orange, Texas, has been awarded a John H. Daniels Fellowship from the National Sporting Library and Museum in Middleburg, Virginia.Â
Parker’s independent research topic will be “The U.S. Remount Service: Stallions Distributed Across America.” His research will document the use of Remount Stallions and their locations across the United States.Â Â
Parker has worked as a docent at the Stark Museum of Art since 2003.Â He holds a doctorate in Physical Chemistry from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.Â He has recently published articles on the Remount program in The Cavalry Journal.Â Parker will begin the residence fellowship in Virginia on October 17.Â
During the time that Parker is in residence, a painting from the Stark Museum of Art will be on view at The National Sporting Library & Museum.Â The newly opened Museum will feature as its inaugural exhibition Afield in America: 400 Years of Animal & Sporting Art, 1585 -1985. The Stark Museum’s painting McMullin, Guide by William Herbert Dunton was selected for inclusion in the exhibition. The exhibition will be on view October 11, 2011 through January 14, 2012.Â
“Receiving the Daniels Fellowship is an honor and we at the Stark Museum of Art are very pleased that Earl Parker has been selected.Â This will be a great opportunity for him to pursue his project and to develop his expertise in this area.Â We are also delighted that at the same time, a painting from the Museum’s collection will be included in this important exhibition,” said Sarah Boehme, Director of the Stark Museum of Art.
The John H. Daniels Fellowship supports researchers at the National Sporting Library & Museum, a research center for equestrian and field sports. The program began in 2007 in honor of sportsman and book collector, John H. Daniels (1921-2006).Â Since 2007, the fellowship has supported thirty-eight researchers-in-residence at the NSLM from all regions of the United States and ten foreign countries
Located at 712 Green Avenue in Orange, Texas, the Stark Museum of Art is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free for all ages. Group tours are available by appointment. For more information call 409.886.ARTS (2787) or visit http://www.starkmuseum.org/.
About the Stark Museum of Art
The Stark Museum of Art focuses on the stunning land, the dramatic people and the diverse wildlife of the American West. Paintings, sculpture and prints interpret the West from nineteenth century frontier artists to the twentieth century artistic colonies in New Mexico. Artists include John James Audubon, Frederic Remington, and Charles Marion Russell.
The Museum also features a significant collection of American Indian objects, including baskets, pottery, clothing and weavings. Other permanent collections in the Museum include the complete porcelain American Bird Series by Dorothy Doughty and the only complete series of The United States in Crystal, a collection of crystal urns produced by Steuben Glass to depict the 50 states and the Union.
The Stark Museum of Art is a program of the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation, a private operating foundation, whose other programs include the Frances Ann Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts, Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, and The W.H. Stark House.