The Malouf Abraham Family Art Center

Designed to increase cutlural awareness and artistic heritage, the gallery was made possible thanks to the generosity of Dr. Malouf and Therese Abraham. 

An avid art collector and patron, Dr. Abraham designed the gallery space in collaboration with the Frank Lloyd Wright Institute. The result is one of the finest and most elegant galleries in the Southwest.

Students at Wayland and local community members take advantage of the wonderful opportunities the gallery provides. Season exhibits include a variety of shows featuring a full range of medias such as sculpture, metalwork, and acrylic and oil paintings, techniques and concepts. Exhibits feature works of both established professional and emerging regional artists, as well as showcases of nationally renowned collections. 

NOW SHOWING: SACRED STRUCTURES

 sacred-structures

February 23 - April 3, 2021:

SACRED STRUCTURES: SCULPTURE BY JIM BAKER is now open for viewing in the Abraham Art Gallery. Jim Baker is a New Mexican multi-media artist creating three dimensional assemblages using altered antique Bibles, objects and religious art elements. His belief is that no culture or faith group can fully be understood without understanding their stories, metaphors and symbols, as throughout the ages these have been sources for communicating history, values and truth.

He incorporates the Bible, the Torah, and Cross in his art as primary sources of symbol and story in the Judeo-Christian faith heritage. His inspiration to reclaim and re-stich old Bibles (1700’s-1800’s) of different languages that have fallen into disrepair or disuse comes from the word religion, derived from the Latin word

Re-Ligio, meaning to rebind… a word used in scripture to reflect God’s desire to re-connect us to Him, to others, and to our true selves. Come and reflect on the messages of these unique creations, enjoy their beauty and connect with the truths they represent.

SACRED STRUCTURES will be on view in the gallery from February 23rd  to April 3rd, 2021. Admission is free.

 

 

Art Gallery

One of the true jewels on Plainview’s campus, the Malouf Abraham Family Art Center is widely known as the Abraham Art Gallery. Designed to increase cultural awareness and artistic heritage, the gallery was made possible thanks to the generosity of Dr. Malouf and Therese Abraham.

 

An avid art collector and patron, Dr. Abraham had the distinction of designing the gallery space himself in collaboration with the Frank Lloyd Wright Institute. The result is one of the finest and most elegant university galleries in the Southwest.

Students at Wayland and local community members take advantage of the wonderful opportunities the gallery provides. Season exhibits include a variety of shows featuring a full range of medias such as sculpture, metalwork, and acrylic and oil paintings, techniques and concepts. Exhibits feature works of both established professional and emerging regional artists, as well as showcases of nationally renowned collections.