Last updated: 4/26/2011
Bryan, Texas
Street Address
110 N. Main St.
Bryan, TX 77803
Mailing Address
110 N. Main St.
Bryan, TX 77803
phone: 409-845-9251
fax: 409-845-5117
e-mail: fcg@msc.tamu.edu
web: forsyth.tamu.edu
Hours
Tuesday - Saturday10 AM - 6 PM
Open until 9pm on Thursday
Admissions
FREE
Museum Type(s)
Art
Services
Group Tours
Staff
Nan Curtis, Director
phone: 979-845-9251
Description

If you are looking for a way to spend an afternoon or would like to schedule a formal, guided tour of the Forsyth’s collection and exhibits, please contact Trudy Holladay, Program Coordinator at 979/458-5460 or at tholladay@msc.tamu.edu

The MSC Forsyth Center Galleries, one of Texas A&M University’s art museums, is home to the Bill and Irma Runyon Art Collections. The scope of the Runyon Collection includes a world-class selection of English Cameo glass, Tiffany and Steuben glass, and other important 19th and 20th century art glass. Also included are important American paintings featuring works by members of The Eight, Winslow Homer, Childe Hassam, Thomas Moran, and Frederic Remington. To provide our guests the greatest access to the Runyon Collection, we rotate our display of Runyon Collection objects three times per year.

Mission

Whether you visit us through our website or in person, our goal is to provide you with engaging and informative resources that allow you to be aware of, and to respond to, the world in new and thoughtful ways.

History

Founded in 1989 with a gift from J.W. “Bill” Runyon (TAMU Class of 1935).

Artifact Collections

19th-century English cameo glass; 19th & early 20th century American art glass; 1850-1950 American Paintings

Research Collections

American painting & art glass; English cameo glass

Educational Programs

DOCENTS Docents learn about the Forsyth’s collection, give tours, attend gallery events, and may participate in art related field trips. Be a part of a group of people who enjoy the same things you do- ART! To join our docents program or for more information contact Trudy Holladay at 979.458.5460 or email tholladay@msc.tamu.edu. ART THURSDAYS The galleries stay open late each Thursday to give more people an opportunity to visit the exhibits. Often times those evenings will be filled with workshops, receptions, tours, and art demonstrations presented by local artists or scholars. Join us on each third Thursday night for guest speakers. These lectures are free and open to the public. They will vary depending on the speaker but always have some sort of tie to the arts.

Facilities

Lecture Halls

Library

Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members

Appointment required: No

Publications

exhibit catalogues, A Texas Paperweight Celebration; A Rich and Lasting Beauty: Masterpieces from the American Cut Glass Association National Collection

ADA

Wheelchair Accessible

Services

Group Tours

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