Art gallery showcases 150 artists to celebrate 150 years of TCU


Delaney Vega

The satellite gallery for the School of Art located on the southern edge of campus. (Delaney Vega/ Staff Writer)

By Delaney Vega, Staff Writer

The Fort Worth Contemporary Arts Gallery plans to celebrate TCU’s sesquicentennial by exploring the university’s artistic legacy. 

TCU’s School of Art has selected 150 pieces of work from students, faculty, local artists, the special collection campus archives and the TCU Permanent Collection for the exhibition. The TCU Permanent Collection has more than 1,500 objects valued at over $3 million.

The exhibition is set to run March 24-May 6. 

“The Collection features the work of highly regarded international artists, including Rembrandt and Marc Chagall; American artists such as Andy Warhol, Lee Krasner, Robert Motherwell; and significant Texas and local artists including Bror Utter, Mickie Trotter and Blanche McVeigh,” Sara-Jayne Parsons, the director and curator of the Art Galleries at TCU, said in a statement.

Pieces have been carefully selected for display.

“What makes this exhibition extraordinary is the talent and range of artists and their work that have contributed to the creative life of TCU over the last 150 years,” said Kay Seedig, the Art Galleries operations manager.


To prepare for the exhibition, Parsons explored the history of the College of Fine Arts and its origins beginning in its first move in her press release titled “150 Years/ 150 Artists.” 

The College of Fine Arts was first housed in Ed Landreth Hall and Auditorium in 1949, then later moved to Moudy North Building where TCU created its first custom-designed gallery.

The sesquicentennial exhibition will be hosted in the Fort Worth Contemporary Arts Gallery, a satellite gallery located at the southern edge of TCU’s campus.

The upcoming exhibition is free to all students and faculty, and the opening reception will be held in the satellite gallery on March 24 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. where all contributing artists will be in attendance.