04/21/2023 - 09/10/2023
Ceramic, Photography

Anderson Gallery

Juxtaposing the Mexican Vaquero (the Cowboy) with Mexican Pottery will highlight the character in each. Bill Witliff was an American screenwriter, an author, a photographer and the founder of Wittliff Collections at Texas State University. Born in Taft, Texas, Witliff’s life story included as a youth climbing up a tree to see if he could enjoy a concert by Elvis Presley. He quickly discovered, that he had entered “The King’s” dressing room! He and his pals were kindly given tickets by Elvis to attend the concert  that evening. His life continued to be a fascinating and creatively rewarding experience. He was the screenwriter of Legends of the Fall, The Perfect Storm, and author and teleplay of Lonesome Dove.

The Mexican pottery was created by unknown artisans and has been a part of the art museum’s collection since 1985.

The installation will open April 21 and continue on view through September 10, 2023 in the Anderson Gallery