Each year the Museum's Collectors Society sponsors a Lecture Series that is both stimulating and informative. Our guest speakers, experts in areas that are relevant to our exhibits and the greater community, come to San Angelo and make a public presentation followed by a brief question and answer session. Lectures are free and open to the public, and light refreshments are provided.
Dues for membership in the Collectors Society are $100 per person, per year. These dues assist the museum in purchasing works of art for its permanent collection. Everyone is welcome to join the Collectors Society and help the Museum's collection grow.
Lecture Series 2021
How to Collect English Pots
by Janis Ross
November 18, 2021 · 5:30 pm
Ross recently donated over 50 works of British Studio Ceramics to SAMFA. Learn about her collection and the brilliant artists represented in it. Lectures are FREE and open to the public. Light refreshments provided.
To watch the video of her lecture click HERE.
"San Angelo: A Look at the Past, Present, and Future" by John Begnaud
Thursday, March 19, 2020
by John Begnaud, Retired County Extension Agent and Horticulturist for Tom Green County.
Drawing on decades of knowledge and research, Mr. Begnaud will discuss a wide range of
topics relating to the Concho Valley’s horticultural resources.
Online Q&A with John Begnaud
Thank you for submitting your garden management questions for John Begnaud
for his Q&A with the Museum’s Assistant Director/Collections Manager Laura Huckaby.
How Shumla Archaeological Research & Education Center is preserving ancient Texas rock art
Thursday, April 2, 2020 @5:30 pm--postponed
Where Modern Science Meets Ancient Art: How Shumla is Saving Secrets Encoded in the Ancient Murals of West Texas
Jessica Lee Hamlin, Executive Director
Shumla Archaeological Research & Education Center, Comstock, TX
Click here to see how Shumla Archaeological Research & Education Center is preserving ancient Texas rock art
Past 2019-2020 Lectures
November 7, 2019 - Dancing About Architecture
Malcolm Holzman, FAIA
Holzman Moss Bottino Architecture, New York, NY designer of San Angelo Museum of Fine Art
December 12, 2019 - The Regular Army O!: Highlights from the Douglas McChristian Collection
Cory Robinson, Curator - Fort Concho Museum, San Angelo, TX & Henry B. Crawford, Retired Curator of History Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
January 16, 2020 - The Hunt: Unconventional Methods of Putting Together a Texas Art Collection
Mark Kever, Managing Director - UBS Wealth Management, Plano, TX
Past President, Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art
Past Board Chair, Texas Art Collectors Organization
February 13, 2020 - San Angelo Water Utilities: Our Path Forward
Allison Strube, Water Utilities Director - City of San Angelo, TX
March 19, 2020 - San Angelo: A Look at the Past, Present, and Future
John Begnaud, Retired County Extension Agent-Horticulturalist
Tom Green County, San Angelo, TX Click Here to Watch John's lecture!
Past purchases with funds from the SAMFA Collectors Society:
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