Sul Ross State University has rescheduled the grand opening of the new Emmett and Miriam McCoy Building at the Museum of the Big Bend on the Alpine campus for Friday and Saturday, June 23-24.
The addition of the McCoy Building doubles the size of the museum, creating large, dynamic spaces for events and the display of history and art.
Award-winning architectural firm Page/ used the unique nature of the site to create a masterful melding of the original 1937 museum with a striking new contemporary structure.
On display in the new building will be “Western Beef Cattle,” a series of rarely exhibited paintings by the late El Paso artist Tom Lea, a gift from LIFE Magazine to the Dallas Museum of Art, works from The John L. Nau III Collection of Texas Art, and historic murals by Clint Baermann, Xavier Gonzalez and Julius Woeltz, and newly acquired works from the museum’s permanent collection.
For more information, visit museumofthebigbend.com.