Alpine, TX – Join the Museum of the Big Bend for a weekend of celebration of the Big Bend Ranching community. The exhibit Fred Darge Paints the Big Bend and Beyond features forty works by the German-born Dallas artist Fred Darge. Fred Darge (1900-1978), traveled and painted extensively throughout West Texas and New Mexico. Many of the works on exhibit feature the Sam Nail and Waddy T. Burnham, Jr. ranches. The exhibit opens Friday, April 22, 5- 7pm at the Museum of the Big Bend.
Saturday, April 23, come back to the Museum for a series of presentations about Fred Darge, collecting Western art, contemporary Western artists talk about their craft and why are there are no cowboys in early Texas art! Presentations begin at 11 am and conclude at 4 pm.
Both the Friday opening and Saturday presentations are free for MoBB Members; $5 to either event for Non-members
Wrap up your weekend at the 7th Annual Heritage Dinner honoring the o6 Kokernot Ranch Family. Their roots in Brewster and Jeff Davis counties go back to 1883. Dinner is in Marathon hosted by the Gage Hotel at the Ritchey Building and catered by the Brick Vault Brewery and Barbecue. Limited seating available; call 432.837.8145 for more information.
Visit www.museumofthebigbend.com to learn more!
Title: A Friendly Encounter
Credit: Bonnie M. and Robert E. McKee III Collection