A South Plains area museum recently received a large donation of prints.

The Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, located in Canyon on West Texas A&M’s campus, is the largest museum in Texas. It encompasses more than 285,000 square feet and houses more than two million artifacts. More recently, the museum added a graphics gallery to document and exhibit prints and drawings of Texas.

Collectors Carol and David Farmer, formerly of Dallas and current residents of Taos, New Mexico, donated their collection of prints to the museum. The collection of prints focuses on female printmakers. The addition of 17 fine art prints from artists such as Mary Doyle and Constance Forsyth encompass many styles of printmaking including lithographs, serigraphs and etchings.

Associate Director for Curatorial Affairs and Curator of Art and Western Heritage Michael Grauer spoke on the impact of the donation. “With the Farmers’ generous gift added to our recent efforts in collecting regionalist prints Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum now has one the of finest collections of regionalist prints in the Southwest,” said Grauer.

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