Belton, TX – Beginning October 25, the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor’s College of Visual and Performing Arts and the UMHB Department of Art are pleased to present Aesthetic Construction, an exhibition featuring artwork from the collection of Jeanne and Larry C. Moseley, in the Art Gallery of the Baugh Center for the Visual Arts on the UMHB campus. The exhibit will open with a reception and talk by the collectors at 5 p.m.
Aesthetic Construction is dedicated to showing how the passion of two art collectors of modest means can create a remarkable and unique collection of contemporary works that reflects a very personal vision. The Moseleys represent an inspiring tale for many art collectors, because they prove that wealth is not a requirement for successful collecting.
Jeanne and Larry began collecting art in 1969 while Larry was still in the military. Their careers required them to travel, and they took advantage of this opportunity to discover new art and artists from around the country. Their collecting activities continue in much the same fashion today.
“I am very pleased to have this exhibition in our gallery. It reveals a unique significance for the passion of art collecting and demonstrates this to our students and the Central Texas community in a marvelous way,” said Ted Barnes, Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts.
In over fifty works on view, Jeanne and Larry’s unique vision and passion for the visual arts is evident.
“Collecting art is very personal. We’ve collected works that first and foremost gave us an initial ‘wow’ reaction,” Larry Moseley said. “This initial, emotional response to seeing an artwork for the first time has grown into a longer relationship with several artists in our collection. The observation and collecting of an artist’s work over a period of time has added depth to our joy of having their work.”
The exhibit will run through November 16. The Art Gallery at the Baugh Center for the Visual Arts is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Baugh Center for the Visual Arts is located on the corner of 9th and Shine streets in Belton. Admission is free and open to the public.