Boots & BBQ is one of The Arts Council's annual fundraisers that is low-key and offers a fun afternoon of music, art, and entertainment! Enjoy delicious BBQ and view recent work from our artists in residence. They’ll even have items for purchase to add to your home, give as a gift, or enjoy in your office!
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Empty Bowls, Jr. began in 2013 as a way to directly support local in-school food pantries and The Arts Council programs. Students and art educators from more than 25 Brazos Valley schools have created hundreds of handmade, artistic bowls to donate for this event with the purpose of “kids helping kids.” Due to Covid, this event is more important than ever! With your help families struggling to meet a basic need can afford food to feed their loved ones.
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Celebrate the Arts is The Arts Council’s largest and most important annual fundraiser. Proceeds raised during the event help The Arts Council achieve its mission of making the arts accessible to all citizens and visitors of the Brazos Valley. Over the past year alone, The Arts Council has awarded over $400,000 in direct funding support to non-profit arts, culture, and heritage organizations throughout the region.
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Mandela: The Official Exhibition
Mandela: The Official Exhibition is the major new global exhibition that explores the life of one of the world’s most famous freedom fighters and political leaders.
In the collection Questionable Foods, Kathleen Elliot makes use of glass to create sculptures but also produces collage pieces that reimagine America's attitude towards food. This exhibit will have visitors rethinking their role as consumers and contemplating the effect of food on American society.
Building Bridges: George Bush and the end of Apartheid
Building Bridges: George Bush and the end of Apartheid. Building Bridges explores the United States' diplomatic efforts during the final years of the apartheid regime in South Africa.
Dog Tales: The Human Canine Connection
The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History has a new exhibit: Dog Tales: The Human Canine Connection open now through April 29th, 2023. Come learn about the history of domestic dogs, their closest relatives, and their special bond with humans!
An American in Venice
An American in Venice: James McNeill Whistler and His Legacy Jan. 17 – April 2, 2023 Capturing the unique qualities of the canaled city of Venice and showcasing his innovative use of the etching process, James McNeill Whistler’s prints of Italy are among the most important of his career, showcased alongside others in this exhibition.
Elemental Art Jan. 19–March 12, 2023 This exhibition will examine how elemental structures combine to produce fantastic works of art. Examples include Japanese ikebana containers that feature water motifs, Pre-Columbian earthenware figures, as well as glass objects that can only be created by the use of fire and air.
Tignon by Chesley AntoinetteOn view: January 23 – March 9, 2023 Wright Gallery. Free and open to the public
Questionable Foods Reception
The MSC Visual Arts Committee is excited to host our Questionable Foods Reception with the artist Kathleen Elliot.
The Academy for the Visual & Performing Arts at Texas A&M University proudly presents Vision Duo, on Thursday, February 2, 2023, at Rudder Theatre at 7 pm. Vision Duo, comprising violinist Ariel Horowitz and percussionist Britton-René Collins, performs classical works with a contemporary twist.
Movin' Melvin Brown
International showman Movin’ Melvin Brown will be back to perform on February 3rd for First Friday.