Stark Museum of Art
The Stark Museum of Art opened to the public on November 29, 1978, with the expressed intention of preserving and displaying the art collection of the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation for the benefit of the public.
The Museum 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, Charles Marion Russell, and Georgia O’Keeffe.
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.
Nearly 20,000 square feet of the Museum is dedicated to exhibition, including 4,000 square feet of gallery space devoted to temporary exhibitions on changing themes. The Foundation, which owns and operates the Museum, continues to add to the collection by acquiring works of art that complement and enhance the permanent collection.
The Museum is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Group tours are available by appointment. Admission is free. For more information visit www.starkmuseum.org.