On today’s Local Love feature I’m happy to remind you of the gem we have right here in our backyard, the Amarillo Museum of Art! When I get the rare chance to visit, I’m always amazed at the art exhibits they curate in little ol’ Amarillo.
The Amarillo Museum of Art was created and founded in 1967. Since then, the museum has offered the Texas Panhandle rotating exhibitions and education. The museum strives to represent original works in all media, periods, and styles. And the best part is that admission is always free.
Recently, I stopped in during the Amarillo College and WTAMU student/faculty exhibition. It’s my favorite time to visit because of the diverse art mediums.
Art is a reflection of a moment in history and many of the artworks I saw reflected the new world we lived in during the pandemic. It always blows me away that these artists are local to Amarillo and the surrounding areas. This exhibition, for me, is always a reminder that you don’t have to look very far to see beautiful works of art and that there is definitely talent here.
If you didn’t already know, every summer AMoA hosts summer camps for children ages 6-15 years old. The classes vary in subjects from clay to drawing and are led by AMoA’s teaching artists.
The summer camp aims to offer an outlet for young artists to explore drawing, painting, mixed media, sculpture, and design. Each week-long camp is offered Tuesday-Friday. Enrollment is limited so register early!
Grab your keys and head out to AMoA for a fun afternoon alone or with some friends. The Student/Faculty exhibition ends May 2nd, so don’t miss out. I promise you it’s worth your time!
You just might leave i n s p i r e d.