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Sunday, January 31, 2010
A Collection Dontated by Ben Edelstein
BROWNSVILLE, January 2010-The Brownsville Historical Association invite the public to Into the Wild West: A Collection Donated by Ben Edelstein. The exhibit opens on Sunday, January 31, 2010 at 2 p.m. with a reception. The event is free to the public and includes traditional cowboy fare and music.
The exhibition will be displayed at Market Square Research Center, a new archival and collection storage space and gallery at Historic Market Square. The exhibit will be on permament display. Gallery hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am to 4 pm.
The collection of more than 30 scultpures and 18 paintings was donated by the late Ben Edelstein and includes bronzes and paintings by artists Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell, among others. Both artists are known for their depiction of cowboy life and the wild west.
Ben Edelstein was a life long resident of the Rio Grande Valley and worked to build his family's company, Edelstein's Fine Furniture. He was a graduate of the University of Texas-Austin and spent time fighting in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. Ben's success as a businessman led him to give back to the Brownsville community. He started two scholarships, in memory of his parents Morris and Yetta, at the UTB-TSC and the Edelstein Endowment continues to fund the education of UTB-TSC students. The collection was donated to the Brownsville Historical Association to provide the citizens of Brownsville with an access to two great American artists, both of whom shaped our vision of the Wild West.
Morris Edelstein, son of Ben, will present remarks about his father and his love of Brownsville.
About Market Square Research Center
Market Square Research Center is open by appointment Tuesday-Friday from 10 am to 4 pm. Gallery hours to view the exhibit are scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information on BHA programs and exhibits, please call 956-541-5560. For more information on Market Square Research Center please call 956-546-4242.
Brownsville Historical Association
Programs Coordinator - Market Square
TAOB NOTES : The exhibit and opening was very well curated. It was exciting to see the amount of visitors who came to show interest and support. This was an art show opening my kids and I really enjoyed.
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