PROGRESS 2020: Stark Museum host The Drawing Experience

Published 9:28 pm Saturday, February 29, 2020

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The Drawing Experience is a hands-on interactive exhibition that allows visitors to immerse themselves in the world of drawing. The exhibition is designed to engage 21st-century learners through technology and participatory learning and features drawings from the Stark Museum of Art’s collection. 

Jennifer Restauri Dickinson, Curator of Education, comments, “The Drawing Experience is an incredible opportunity for our visitors to get an inside look at how artists use the art of drawing. We have selected a range of drawings from our collection that show a variety of techniques and approaches artists use, and I know visitors of all ages will enjoy the participatory approach of this exhibition from experimenting with different media through digital platforms to using light tables and a 21st-century twist on a 300-year old drawing tool called a camera lucida.”

The Stark Museum of Art houses one of the nation’s most significant collections of American Western art and is located in the heart of downtown historic Orange, Texas. Paintings, sculpture, prints and rare books interpret the West from 19th-century frontier artists to the 20th century artistic colonies in New Mexico and focus on the stunning land, dramatic people and diverse wildlife of the American West. The Museum features artists such as Frederic Remington, John James Audubon, John Mix Stanley, and Charles Marion Russell. Also featured is a significant collection of American Indian objects, including baskets, pottery, clothing, and jewelry.

Stark Museum of Art is located at 712 Green Avenue in Orange, Texas, and is open Tuesday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information, visit