• Barbara Newey

History, Landscape and Sculpture across the Texas Plains

Friends of the Neill-Cochran House Museum Study Tour # 19

March 1 - 6, 2022


Inspired by the NCHM Book Club selection, Sarah Bird's Daughter of the Daughter of a Queen, and taking advantage of the predictability of travel closer to home, this exploration of history and art in the geographic heart of Texas will visit famed sites we've all intended to visit.


Approximate itinerary:

DAY 1 — Fly into Amarillo

• Amarillo Art Museum

• Cadillac Ranch, Stanley Marsh's notorious desert sculpture

• Dinner

• Hotel (1 night) Courtyard Amarillo Downtown in historic Fisk Building (1927)


Day 2 — Canyon and Lubbock

• Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum: Frank Reaugh, Painter of the Longhorns

• Palo Duro Canyon

• Lunch in Lubbock

• Buddy Holly Museum

• Hotel check-in: Big Spring (5 nights) historic Settles Hotel


Day 3 — San Angelo

• Fort Concho, 1860s Army post, National Historic Landmark

• Concho Avenue historic buildings

• San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts

• Scott Sustek Studio (gregarious Texas sculptor and educator)

• Tule Princess Steamboat, the last operational, full-size walking beam side-wheel paddle steamboat


DAY 4 — Abilene

• Grace Museum

• Ballinger for Pompeo Coppini's Charles H. Noyes sculpture (story told by Stephen Harrigan in Remember Ben Clayton)


DAY 5 — Midland

• Permian Basin Petroleum Museum

• Museum of the Southwest

• George W. Bush Childhood Home, 1939


Day 6 — Odessa and TRAVEL

• Ellen Noël Art Museum and sculpture garden


GROUP SIZE: 20 Members of NCHM


TOUR COST: will include hotel (sharing double; single additional), breakfast daily, ground transportation, all admissions, gratuities, several meals, commentary throughout by art historians Rowena Dasch (ED, NCHM) and Karen Pope (Board Chair, NCHM)


Airfare additional (designated flights for departures from multiple cities, if desired


TOUR ARRANGEMENTS: Barbara Newey, Art Wise TX | barbara@artwisetx.com