Texas Writers and J. Frank Dobie: Texan Legend

Texas Writers, another fine exhibition of Humanities Texas, surveys creative writing in Texas, featuring portraits of authors, books, workplaces, narrative settings, and evocative quotations.

The exhibit also explores the life of legendary Texan folklorist, J. Frank Dobie. Materials collected in archaeological surveys of Fort Ramirez, located on Dobie’s family ranch in Live Oak County, will be displayed in conjunction with Texas Writers. Such reminders of times past were significant sources of inspiration for Dobie, among the most famous of native Texan writers.

Artwork will also be on display featuring Charles Gordone, a Pulitzer prize winning Western playwright. Susan Gordone, a theatre arts professional and his wife, will be speaking at the opening on February 12th at 6pm. The museum is featuring a panel of speakers to mark the opening of two exhibits: Texas Writers and Vanished. Please join us for the lectures from 6-7pm in the Auditorium in the Brazos Center, and for the following reception with refreshments in the Museum gallery. Authors will also be delighted to sign copies of their books.

Portrait of playwright Charles Gordone by Robert Schiffhauer shown at left.

This exhibit was sponsored by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the City of College Station through the Arts Council of Brazos Valley.

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