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    • 13 Jun 2016
    • 15 Jul 2016
    • 500 Main Street, downtown Beaumont


    June 13 to July 15, 2016

     

    At AMSET’s popular summer camp, children ages 5-15 can choose from many class options for high quality, intensive art education experiences taught by professional artists. Campers are divided into three age groups for the half day, week-long classes, with each course designed with age-appropriate art activities.

     

    So register now for this exciting, hands-on summer camp taught by skilled instructors in their given medium!  For more information, call (409) 832-3432.

     

    Registrations for Summer ArtVentures are processed by mailing the registration form to AMSET with payment or over the telephone via credit card payment.

    If mailing payment, please send to:

    Art Museum of Southeast Texas

    Summer ArtVentures

    P.O. Box 3703

    Beaumont, Texas 77704

     

     

    DETAILED CAMP SCHEDULE

     

    Members: $75

    Non-Members: $135 for the first child’s first class.
    $75 for each additional child.
    Each additional class: $70

     

    Click here to download registration form.

    Click here to download health form.

     

    • 18 Jun 2016
    • 04 Sep 2016
    • 500 Main Street, downtown Beaumont

              

    Opening Reception: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Friday, June 24

    *Featured speakers: Karol Howard and George Morton*

    Over the past couple of years, AMSET has received a wealth of outstanding donations from collectors across the nation, adding stellar and significant works of art to our permanent collection by both fine and folk artists from the region. This exhibition will focus, in particular, on recent donations of folk art to our collection by artist David Bates of Dallas and collectors Dr. Warren and Sylvia Lowe from Lafayette, Louisiana. These donations make AMSET’s growing folk art collection one of the most significant holdings in the region. The donations by David Bates and Dr. Warren and Sylvia Lowe will be complimented by other folk art pieces in our museum, featuring the strength and variety of this segment in our permanent collection.

    • 18 Jun 2016
    • 04 Sep 2016
    • 500 Main Street, downtown Beaumont


    Opening Reception: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Friday, June 24

    *Featured speaker: Teresa Baker*

    Born in Watford City, North Dakota, Teresa Baker is a relative newcomer to the Southeast Texas art scene, known for her minimal, formalist works of immense bravura achieved through a melding of original materials and non-objective, unencumbered vision. Baker received her BA in Visual Arts from Fordham University, New York in 2008, followed by her MFA from the California College of Arts in San Francisco, 2013. Prior to her academic studies, Baker was awarded a painting and drawing intensive at the prestigious Gerrit Rietveld Academie in the Netherlands. The artist has exhibited widely on the west coast, and is the recipient of numerous awards and residencies.

    This exhibition is Baker’s first museum feature in the Southeast Texas area, and presents fresh works by the artist highlighting her experimental and sophisticated use of textures, color and space in the artistic process. Often incorporating vinyl, felt and other fabrics with acrylic paint, Baker creates artworks that seem to dynamically propel off the wall in their strong visual form and texture. The artwork in this exhibition highlight Baker’s recent use of vinyl coated mesh as a means for further exploration of shape, lines and folds in her media – proffering limitless boundaries for artistic expression. 

    Teresa Baker, Gallery Guide


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    • 23 Jun 2016
    • 21 Aug 2016
    • 500 Main Street, downtown Beaumont


    Opening Reception: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., Sunday, June 26

    Join AMSET for IN A WORLD OF HORSES, an exhibition by photographer, Cheryl Cathcart. The artwork will be on view from June 23 through August 21, 2016 in the AMSET Cafe' Arts.  

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    • 18 Aug 2016
    • 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
    • 500 Main Street, downtown Beaumont


    Douglas Chandor Portrait of Frank Reaugh Courtesy of Frank Reaugh Art Club

    6:30 - 8:45 p.m., Thursday, August 18

    Join the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, The McFaddin-Ward House Historic House Museum, and Marla Fields (film producer and director) for a reception, film screening and Q&A with the director of Frank Reaugh: Pastel Poet of the Texas Plains – a seminal film featuring the life and art of the “Dean of Texas Artists.”

    Many consider Frank Reaugh's oils and pastels some of the most poetic depictions of Western landscapes ever produced. Charles Franklin Reaugh (1860-1945), one of the state’s earliest and most distinguished artists, is known to historians, curators, and collectors of early Texas art but not necessarily to the public at large. Realizing this oversight some 100 plus years later, Texas filmmakers have united to bring this true Texan and American tale to the big screen. Featuring his oils, pastels, landscapes, cattle, and nature studies held in public and private collections, interviews with curators, scholars, and those that knew him, period photographs, ephemera, and original music, this documentary will finally bring deserved attention to this artist's fascinating life while acknowledging his many contributions to society and the art community. Frank Reaugh: Pastel Poet of the Texas Plains is narrated by Texas singer and songwriter Michael Martin Murphey, and produced and directed by first-time filmmaker Marla Fields.

     Learn more at http://marlafields.com/frankreaugh/.  

    • 20 Aug 2016
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • 500 Main Street, downtown Beaumont

         

    Children are invited to use recycled materials to create one-of-a-kind folk art inspired masterpieces.  So join us and explore our current exhibits, and create your own unique works of art.  Face painting and refreshments round out this wonderful event!

    • 25 Aug 2016
    • 30 Oct 2016
    • 500 Main Street, downtown Beaumont

    Opening Reception: 2:00 - 4: 00 p.m., Sunday August 28

    Join AMSET for THE ONLY WAY ROUND IS THROUGH, an exhibition by  Southeast Texas artist, Mark Nesmith. The artwork will be on view from August 25 through October 30, 2016 in the AMSET Cafe' Arts.  


    • 09 Sep 2016
    • 6:30 PM - 11:59 PM
    • 500 Main Street, downtown Beaumont
    An Art Happening

    AMSET's 29th annual anniversary gala will take place on Friday, September 9, 2016.  This year's theme is "An Art Happening" and is sure to be one of AMSET's most exciting Gala fundraisers ever with a strong emphasis on one of the museum's most vital missions: to promote creativity. This wonderful annual event will be filled with cocktails, dinner, entertainment and many fantastic surprises!

    Call 409-832-3432 for more information.  Remember, this is the museum’s biggest fundraiser of the year. All proceeds benefit the museum’s exhibition and education programs.


    • 23 Sep 2016
    • 27 Nov 2016
    • 500 Main Street, downtown Beaumont


    Opening Reception: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Friday, September 23

    *Featured speaker: Ann Wood*

    Ann Wood is a native of California and MFA graduate of the University of Texas in San Antonio; Wood is known for her mixed media sculptures, wall hangings and site-specific installations characterized by vivid colors, wild and fantastical flora and fauna motifs, in a variety of media. For this exhibition, Wood will create a magical, canopied forest that will suspend from AMSET’s gallery ceiling. This site-specific installation is interactive and visitors are welcome to walk under and through the canopied, nest-like formation. Wall-hangings and other sculptures will also be featured in the gallery space. A video about Wood, her work and AMSET’s installation and exhibition will be featured on a continuous loop in the Conn Gallery space adjacent to AMSET’s main galleries for the duration of the exhibition. 


    • 21 Oct 2016
    • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • 500 Main Street, downtown Beaumont


    Join the Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) on Friday, October 21, 2016 as we celebrate our second annual "Monster Mash: an AMSET Bash!" Halloween costume party. This event will include dinner and drinks, as well as a decorative atmosphere like you've never seen before! Exciting entertainment and a costume contest will round out this frightening night at the museum. Get ready for a nightmare on Main Street!

    *THIS EVENT IS FOR ADULTS 18 & OVER - PROPER IDENTIFICATION WILL BE REQUIRED THE NIGHT OF THE EVENT.


    • 29 Oct 2016
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • 500 Main Street, downtown Beaumont


    “Eat-A-Bug!” Family Arts Day is one of AMSET’s most popular events, where children and their families are tempted to try the creepy, crawly delicacy of fried crickets. Hands-on art activities focus on our current exhibition.  Visitors will learn about Day of the Dead, make sugar skulls and are invited to participate in our Halloween Costume Contest.  As always, face painting and refreshments round out this "SPOOKtacular" event. 

    This event is FREE and open to the public!

    • 03 Nov 2016
    • 15 Jan 2017
    • 500 Main Street, downtown Beaumont

    Join AMSET for an exhibition by  Southeast Texas artist, Adam Cook. Cook's artwork will be on view from November 3 through January 15, 2017 in the AMSET Cafe' Arts.

    • 03 Dec 2016
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • 500 Main Street, downtown Beaumont


    AMSET invites you to join us for our Holiday Gingerbread House Workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 3. Create your very own gingerbread house to add to your home’s holiday atmosphere.

    Sign up early! All gingerbread will be made to order for this workshop.

    This will not be a graham cracker house, but one made from freshly made gingerbread. You will layout and decorate your very own gingerbread house.


    Cost:
    Members: $40 for one house, $60 for 2 houses

    Non-Members: $50 for one house, $70 for 2 houses
    (Maximum two people per house)

    Call (409) 832-3432 for more information.


    • 08 Dec 2016
    • 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • 500 Main Street, downtown Beaumont


    Join the Downtown Museum District on the grounds of the Art Museum of Southeast Texas and the Texas Energy Museum at 500 Main Street for our annual Holiday Tree Lighting! Celebrate the holidays by creating holiday ornaments, and visit with Santa Claus before you mail your letter to the North Pole. Activities will be provided by area museums, attractions and businesses. Bring the entire family, and light up the season!


    • 10 Dec 2016
    • 26 Feb 2017
    • 500 Main Street, downtown Beaumont


    Opening Reception: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Friday, December 16

    Houston artist David Aylsworth is well-known within Texas art circles for his stunning abstract paintings celebrating his facility with the brush, sophisticated understanding of color, and harmonious spatial relationships between form and shape. He is inspired by images around him, in both a mental and physical sense, and paints intersecting lines and shapes with luscious strokes, giving his works a sense of energy and movement. Aylsworth’s titles often reference songs and show tunes, at times giving his highly abstract, non-objective style, a sort of verbal and lyrical foundation. Born in Tiffin, Ohio, Aylsworth graduated in 1989 with his BFA from Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, and was an artist in residence in the Core Program at the Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, from 1989-91. Recent exhibitions include solo shows at Inman Gallery (2016), Morgan Lehman in New York (2014) and Holly Johnson Gallery (2013). His paintings are found in numerous private and permanent collections, including the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Dallas Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi. 


    • 10 Dec 2016
    • 26 Feb 2017
    • 500 Main Street, downtown Beaumont


    Opening Reception: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Friday, December 16

    Southeast Texas native Steve Murphy is best known for his poetically titled, minimal sculptures. Murphy attended Lamar University in Beaumont, followed by the University of Houston, where he received his B.A. in 1975. During his early years, Murphy focused on painting, but eventually experimented with sculpture; he is fascinated by the reduction of the essential elements of art – such as line, shape, color, form, space, texture and value – to basic, geometric forms, elegant in their simplicity and visual presence. He often works in series, allowing the design of sculptures to build on each other, exploring the creative possibilities of a form and the energy developed by a slight alteration in angle or line, allowing a piece to grow and mature in the series. This exhibition will feature sculptures by Murphy, created in his Houston home and studio.   


Past events

12 May 2016 Treasure Auction: POP!
14 Apr 2016 This One is Pink, This One is Blue: Kailee Viator
12 Mar 2016 Birds in Art
10 Mar 2016 Go for the Gold Party and Reverse Drawing
25 Feb 2016 Protege High School Art Competition and Exhibition Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony
20 Feb 2016 "Fun in the Mud!" FREE Family Arts Day
29 Jan 2016 A Vintage Affair wine tasting
28 Jan 2016 MAX BEAN: You've Got Mail / Art
12 Dec 2015 JOURNEY FROM WITHIN: Ceramics by Linnis Blanton
12 Dec 2015 HOT OFF THE PRESS: Recent Works from Flatbed
05 Dec 2015 Gingerbread House Workshop 2015
03 Dec 2015 Holiday Tree Lighting 2015
05 Nov 2015 SKIN CONDITION: Ceramics by Kelly Costlow
31 Oct 2015 "Eat a Bug!" Family Arts Day
23 Oct 2015 "The Monster Mash... an AMSET Bash"
25 Sep 2015 "Michael Kennaugh: Locus in Quo"
25 Sep 2015 "Orna Feinstein: Now and Zen"
11 Sep 2015 AMSET Gala 2015- Carnival de AMSET: a night for the arts
15 Aug 2015 Summer Family Arts Day
13 Aug 2015 "MY JOURNEY" by Ines Alvidres
15 Jun 2015 Summer ArtVentures Creative Kids Camp 2015
04 Jun 2015 CAFE' ARTS: "Hats & Helmets"
09 May 2015 Spring Family Arts Day
25 Apr 2015 "ABSTRACTION: Selections from the Permanent Collection"
25 Apr 2015 "Will-Amelia Sterns Price: Mike's Road to Taos"
12 Mar 2015 gARTage Sale
26 Feb 2015 Protégé High School Art Competition and Exhibition Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony
21 Feb 2015 Winter Family Arts Day "Freedom!"
04 Feb 2015 Go for the Gold Party and Reverse Drawing
30 Jan 2015 A Vintage Affair wine tasting
22 Jan 2015 "DIVIDING TIME: Works on Paper by Chris Troutman"
17 Jan 2015 "Caprice Pierucci: Dream State"
17 Jan 2015 "Harvey Johnson: A Triple Middle Passage"
16 Jan 2015 Great Wall of Fame
06 Dec 2014 Gingerbread House Workshop 2014
04 Dec 2014 Holiday Tree Lighting
30 Oct 2014 Rob Clark: "Finding Light - Works on Paper"
25 Oct 2014 "Eat a Bug!" Family Arts Day
10 Oct 2014 Art of Beer 2014
07 Oct 2014 2014 AMSET Annual Meeting
20 Sep 2014 "Dornith Doherty: Oasis"
20 Sep 2014 "Celia Eberle: In the Garden of Ozymandias"
05 Sep 2014 The Crystal Ball - A Night of Sparkling Entertainment
16 Aug 2014 "Don't Mess with Texas, Mess with Art" Family Arts Day
14 Aug 2014 Zach Dubuisson: "It Ain't Easy"
16 Jun 2014 Summer ArtVentures Creative Kids Camp 2014
31 May 2014 "Spring Chine" Family Arts Day
24 May 2014 "Beili Liu: Chine"
24 May 2014 "Karin Broker: wired, pressed and nailed"
08 May 2014 Treasure Auction: Masterpieces, Fakes and Forgeries
25 Apr 2014 "Justice Illuminated: The Art of Arthur Szyk"
19 Apr 2014 "Tiffany Studios: The Women Behind the Glass"
13 Mar 2014 Abigail McLaurin: "Tongues Talking"
06 Mar 2014 Go for the Gold Party and Reverse Drawing
21 Feb 2014 A Vintage Affair wine tasting
20 Feb 2014 Protégé High School Art Competition and Exhibition Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony
08 Feb 2014 "Who's in the Mirror" Family Arts Day
18 Jan 2014 "Figures: Artwork from the Permanent Collection"
18 Jan 2014 "Mirrored and Obscured: Contemporary Texas Self-Portraits"
19 Dec 2013 John Mariani: "Birdscapes"
07 Dec 2013 Gingerbread House Workshop 2013
05 Dec 2013 Holiday Tree Lighting
03 Dec 2013 2013 AMSET Annual Meeting
26 Oct 2013 "Eat a Bug!" Family Arts Day
09 Oct 2013 Art of Beer 2013
09 Oct 2013 "Summer Lydick: Resurfacing. Remnants"
27 Sep 2013 "Texas Impressionism: Branding with Brushstroke and Color, 1885-1935"
06 Sep 2013 "Bootleggers Ball" 26th Anniversary Gala 2013
10 Aug 2013 "Eyes Spy" Family Arts Day
18 Jul 2013 Kirby Crone: "212/912"
13 Jul 2013 "Eyes Spy: Folk Art from the Permanent Collection"
13 Jul 2013 "Earl Staley: Dreamscapes"
17 Jun 2013 Summer ArtVentures Creative Kids Camp 2013
17 May 2013 gARTage Sale
04 May 2013 "The Lost World" Family Arts Day
27 Apr 2013 Slow Art Day
25 Apr 2013 "Continuum-From Beaumont to San Miguel"
20 Apr 2013 "David Everett: The Ties That Bind"
20 Apr 2013 "Sally Chandler: The Lost World"
07 Mar 2013 "GO GO" for the Gold Party and Reverse Drawing
21 Feb 2013 Protégé High School Art Competition and Exhibition Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony
09 Feb 2013 "Night at the Museum" Family Arts Day
01 Feb 2013 A Vintage Affair wine tasting
24 Jan 2013 "Moments"
19 Jan 2013 "San Angelo Ceramics"
19 Jan 2013 "Edge of Mists: Photography by David H. Gibson"
19 Jan 2013 "Sarah Williams: Remote America"
06 Dec 2012 Holiday Tree Lighting
04 Dec 2012 2012 AMSET Annual Meeting
08 Nov 2012 "Lisa Richardson: Antelope Light"
27 Oct 2012 "Eat a Bug!" Family Arts Day
04 Oct 2012 Art of Beer 2012
22 Sep 2012 "Espoused"
11 Sep 2012 Sugar Skulls Workshop
07 Sep 2012 "Come Fly With Us" 25th Anniversary Gala 2012
23 Aug 2012 "Jane Peterman: Signs of Life"
11 Aug 2012 "Don't Mess with Texas, Mess with Art" Family Arts Day
30 Jun 2012 "Collection in Reflection: 10 Years of Acquisitions"
11 Jun 2012 Summer ArtVentures Creative Kids Camp 2012
07 Jun 2012 "Pat Loggins: Works in Mixed Media"
10 May 2012 The Secret Artist in You: Treasure Auction 2012
05 May 2012 "Ships Ahoy" Family Arts Day
20 Apr 2012 "Contemporary American Marine Art: 15th Annual Exhibition of the American Society of Marine Artists"
29 Mar 2012 "Michelle Cate: Hipsta-Addict"
08 Mar 2012 Go for the Gold Party and Reverse Drawing
01 Mar 2012 Garry Reece Lecture
23 Feb 2012 Protégé High School Art Competition and Exhibition
11 Feb 2012 "I See 3-D" Family Arts Day
26 Jan 2012 "Taylor Randolph Perry: Stenciling Out the Time"
21 Jan 2012 "This Rejection of the Conqueror: Works by Robert Pruitt"
21 Jan 2012 "Meredith Jack: Back in Black"
20 Jan 2012 A Vintage Affair wine tasting
01 Dec 2011 Holiday Tree Lighting
05 Nov 2011 Gingerbread House Workshop 2011
29 Oct 2011 "Eat a Bug!" Family Arts Day
27 Oct 2011 Joey Blazek: "Following Life’s Circle, Chasing My Coastal Tail"
05 Oct 2011 Art of Beer 2011
24 Sep 2011 Obsessive Worlds
09 Sep 2011 Gala 2011: ARTopia
13 Aug 2011 "Recycled/Reinvented" Family Arts Day
11 Aug 2011 "Michael Lee: Second Wind" in Café Arts
23 Jul 2011 Southeast Texas Collects: Jamie Paul Kessler German Pottery Collection
23 Jul 2011 Recycled/Reinvented: Folk Art from the Permanent Collection
15 Jul 2011 gARTage Sale
13 Jun 2011 Summer ArtVentures Creative Kids Camp
02 Jun 2011 "Randy and Bryan Welborn: Moments to Remember" in Café Arts
07 May 2011 "Tree Line" Spring Family Arts Day
06 May 2011 Impressionist and Post Impressionist Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art
26 Apr 2011 Besa: Albanian Muslims
16 Apr 2011 Helen Altman: Tree Line
16 Apr 2011 Mark Messersmith: Scenic Delusions of Ordinary Disappointments
03 Mar 2011 Go for the Gold Party and Reverse Drawing
24 Feb 2011 Protégé High School Art Competition and Exhibition
12 Feb 2011 "Celebrate Southeast Texas" Family Arts Day
22 Jan 2011 Edward G. Eisenlohr: Painting Across the Texas Landscape
22 Jan 2011 Southeast Texas Art: Cross-Currents and Influences
02 Dec 2010 Holiday Children's Festival and Tree Lighting
13 Nov 2010 Gingerbread House Workshop
11 Nov 2010 "Kathleen Lamb Boudreaux: In Good Company" in Café Arts
30 Oct 2010 "Eat a Bug!" Family Arts Day
16 Oct 2010 Sedrick Huckaby: From Earth to Heaven
07 Oct 2010 Art of Beer 2010
10 Sep 2010 Gala 2010: Coattails, Cocktails and Capers
14 Aug 2010 “Flower Power” Summer Family Arts Day
24 Jul 2010 Women Artists: Selections from the Permanent Collection
24 Jul 2010 George Wentz: Joie de Vivre
06 May 2010 Mask Mania: Treasure Auction 2010
01 May 2010 “Playing in the Sand” Family Arts Day
24 Apr 2010 Rusty Scruby: Playing in the Sand
24 Apr 2010 Virgil Grotfeldt 274296
18 Mar 2010 Geaux for the Gold Party and Reverse Drawing
25 Feb 2010 Protege High School Art Competition and Exhibition
13 Feb 2010 “Set Your Sails for AMSET!” Family Arts Day
23 Jan 2010 African-American Art: Highlights from the Dr. Hervy Hiner Collection
23 Jan 2010 Hans Molzberger: RETURN / RÜCKKEHR
14 Nov 2009 Christmas Ornament Workshop
31 Oct 2009 "Eat a Bug!" Family Arts Day
06 Oct 2009 Sugar Skulls Workshop
01 Oct 2009 Art of Beer
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