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DRT Library lends paintings to Stark Museum exhibit

February 13, 2009

On February 6 and 7, Library Director Leslie Stapleton and Library Committee Chairman Connie Impelman attended a special preview of the exhibit Bluebonnets and Beyond: Julian Onderdonk, American Impressionist at the Stark Museum of Art in Orange, Texas. The Dallas Museum of Art organized the exhibit, which will be at the Stark Museum from February 10-May 24.

The DRT Library loaned two of its Onderdonk paintings from its collection to the exhibition:

  • Autumn Birches, Central Park, which shows Onderdonk’s work in New York and provides a contrast to his Texas landscape paintings.
  • Spring Morning, which was the first of Onderdonk’s bluebonnet series of paintings.
Leslie Stapleton, Library Director and Connie Impelman, Library Committee Chairman in front of the Stark Museum in Orange.

Leslie Stapleton, Library Director and Connie Impelman, Library Committee Chairman in front of the Stark Museum in Orange.

In addition to touring the exhibit, Leslie and Connie received a guided tour of the W.H. Stark House. The house, built in 1894, appears much as it did in the early twentieth century. William Henry Stark and his family lived in the house from 1894 until 1936. The home contains the family’s extensive collection of art pieces and other decorative works that they collected from around the world. It is on the National Register of Historic Places and is designated as a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark by the Texas Historical Commission.

Across the street from the Stark House.

Across the street from the Stark House.

In front of the Stark House.

In front of the Stark House.

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  1. Shari permalink
    February 13, 2009 1:58 pm

    The Stark House is gorgeous. Maybe someday I’ll get to tour it, too.

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