Fine Arts Events at Lamar University

Art Exhibitions

The Dishman Art Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Admission and parking are free. For more information, call (409) 880-8959 or visit

Current and Upcoming Shows


Bringing It All Back Home: Works of Art by Lamar University Alumni
June 2 - July 30, 2017

All works are from the permanent collection of the Dishman Art Museum. Artists included in the exhibition are John Alexander, Linnis Blanton, Keith Carter, Sam Daleo, Richard Davis, Marvin Hayes, Michael Kennaugh, Robert Lawson, Rick Lewis, Linda Lisenby, Paul Manes, Kenneth Mazzu, David Miller, Allie Bill Skelton, Susan Swanson, Lynn Sweat, Bruce Tinch, and Kyle Young.

Department of Art Faculty Exhibition
Aug. 21 - Sept. 22, 2017
Reception: Sept. 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Dishman POP-UP Show
Aug. 28 - Sept. 15, 2017
Second Floor Gallery

The Art of the Teacher: Christopher Troutman, Yu Ji, Nicole Duet, and Domenic Cretara
Sept. 29 - Nov. 12, 2017
Reception: Oct. 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The Art of the Teacher will include the drawings and paintings completed by faculty mentors and their former graduate students from California State University, Long Beach, and will highlight the influence of teachers and the relationship between teachers and students. The exhibition will showcase paintings by Domenic Cretara alongside works by his former student, Nicole Duet. Duet is currently an assistant professor at Louisiana Tech University. The exhibition will showcase works by Lamar University assistant professor of drawing, Christopher Troutman, paired with the work of his former instructor, Yu Ji.

Liu Wei: The Truth of Ink
Sept. 29 - Nov. 12, 2017
Reception: Nov. 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Art History Lecture with Rex Koontz
Oct. 10, 2017
5:30 p.m.

The Department of Art presents Dr. Rex Koontz, director of the School of Art at the University of Houston, speaking in their Art History Lecture Series. The title of the free talk will be “The Intertwined Artistic Destinies of Texas and  Mexico: The Greater Texas and Panamerican Exposition of 1937 in Dallas.” The event will open with a light reception in the main gallery of the Dishman Art Museum at 5:30 p.m., followed by the talk with Dr. Koontz at 6 p.m. in the Dishman lecture hall.

Department of Art Senior Thesis Exhibition
Dec. 1-17, 2017
Reception: Dec. 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m.