Texas Tech University

Museum of Texas Tech Hosts 'South American Splendor' Exhibit from Thoma Foundation

Laura Ray

August 23, 2022

The exhibit features 11 works of art from the 17th to 19th centuries.

Now on exhibition at the Museum of Texas Tech University is “South American Splendor: Highlights from the Thoma Foundation.” This exhibit features 11 works of art from the 17th to 19th centuries that are part of the Carl and Marilynn Thoma Foundation collection. The exhibition will run through Nov. 6.

The Thoma Foundation's “Art of the Spanish Americas” collection contains more than 175 works from the 17th to 19th centuries, principally paintings from South America. The 11 works in “South American Splendor” include religious themes and portraits, primarily in the oil-on-canvas medium. Sizes vary from 25-by-20-inches to 6.5-by-8.75-feet.

The Carl and Marilynn Thoma Foundation was founded in 2014 to distinguish their initiatives in and support of the visual arts. Since 2015, the foundation has lent more than 1,100 works of art to over 165 exhibitions across the globe. The foundation's collection numbers more than 1,600 works of art and continues to grow.

The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays and is closed on Mondays. For more information regarding the exhibition, the museum and COVID-19 response, visit the museum's website. Follow the museum on Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates.