ODESSA, Texas (Nexstar) – The Ellen Noel Art Museum invites the community to walk the tunnel and enter Wonderland in its new exhibit ‘In Search of Alice: An Illustrated Look at the Adventures of Alice in Wonderland “.
The museum will host opening receptions for “Finding Alice” as well as “Audubon’s Quadrupeds” at 6:00 pm on September 16th. Guests will be treated to drinks, hors d’oeuvres, music from “Phunkey Pocket”, and a chance to view the two new exhibits.
About the exhibitions:
“Finding Alice” will be on view until January 2, 2022. The exhibition includes 35 different versions of the storybook, including how different artists have illustrated this classic book. You will find artists like Salvador Dali, Barry Moser, John Tennie, Andrea D’Aquinio and David Delamare. Since Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was first published, the books have been translated into 176 languages.
“The Audubon Quadrupeds” will be on view until January 16, 2022. The publication of “The Birds of America” ââbrought John James Audubon (1785-1851) worldwide fame and he became interested in a new project of scope. In the early 1840s he began work on “The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America” ââwith the help of his son John Woodhouse Audubon. Many of the animals depicted had never been depicted or seen outside of their original habitat – in the stunning color and detail that was his hallmark. This exhibition is on loan from the Lee Silliman Engraving Collection.