Current Exhibitions and News:
Currently being installed, works by Southern self-taught artists including: Jimmy Lee Sudduth, Sultan Rogers, Herbert Baggett, Howard Finster, Helen LaFrance, Minnie Adkins, James Harold Jennings, William Edmondson, Old Lady Parker, Anderson Johnson, Burlon Craig, Bebo, and many others!
Also in the Upstairs Gallery
The Lois and Wallis Jones Boehm Porcelain Collection
Donated by one of WTRAC’s founding board members, Lois Currie, this beautiful collection of Boehm porcelain birds in not to be missed. From the Boehm website:
“The finest American Porcelain Art Sculptures”
E. M. Boehm, now Boehm Porcelain, is the artisan studio founded by sculptor Edward and wife Helen Boehm in 1950. It is today recognized as one of the world’s foremost porcelain studios. Boehm fine porcelain sculptures and open collection and limited edition collectibles, as well as historically-commissioned pieces are created by highly skilled artisans in the same Trenton, New Jersey studio in which the company was founded.
Art from the Boehm studio has been presented to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Pope John Paul II, Mikhail Gorbachev and every U.S. President since Dwight Eisenhower. Boehm Porcelain is currently showcased globally in the homes of discerning collectors and celebrities as well as the world’s foremost museums and galleries including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Hermitage, the Smithsonian, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Tokyo National Museum, the Israel Museum, the Singapore Art Museum and the Abdine Palace in Cairo. Boehm porcelain is the only American art form to have two dedicated rooms in the Vatican Museum in Rome.
The Ewers Collection
One of WTRAC’s significant permanent collections of fine art was donated by Marge and Dr. Bill Ewers of Nashville. The Ewers Collections includes an impressive variety of American and European paintings, prints, and textiles.
Admission is free. Donations appreciated.
Call 731-784-1787 for additional information.