Giant LEGO dinosaurs, superhero-themed paintings, and photographs of famous musicians are currently on exhibit at museums in Texas—but they won’t be for much longer. Check out these eight temporary displays of photography, paintings, drawings, and sculpture before they move on to the next state.
Open through July 21, Lubbock
The Buddy Holly Center (named after the Lubbock-born rock ‘n’ roll legend) features this temporary photo exhibit alongside its extensive collection of Holly memorabilia. The photos, taken by Albany-based photographer Watt Casey Jr., capture influential American musicians like Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bob Dylan, and Bruce Springsteen, that span the genres of blues, country, folk, jazz, and rock ‘n’ roll.
Open through Aug. 7, El Paso
In this exhibit at Dede Rogers Gallery, painter and illustrator Antonio Castro shares his vision of the El Paso/Juárez borderland, a place he’s lived and worked in for most of his life. The collection showcases more than 60 years worth of Castro’s work, including book illustrations and portraits of his parents.
Open through Aug. 10, Abilene
Through three-dimensional, hand-painted sculptures, Duncanville-based artist Terry Hays imagines otherworldly trees, waterfalls, and islands. However, this “Cosmic Garden,” on display at The Grace Museum, actually takes inspiration from this planet—Hays is influenced by art from Australia, Indonesia, New Guinea, China, and Japan as well as tattoo art.
Through Aug. 18, Dallas
From a 20-foot-long T-Rex skeleton, to versions of Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” and Michelangelo’s “David,” this exhibit features sculptures crafted completely out of LEGOs. Contemporary artist Nathan Sawaya is behind the colorful works, which are traveling the world, and currently making a stop at The Perot Museum of Nature and Science.
Through Aug. 18, Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi-based wildlife artist Kent Ullberg creates detailed sculptures of fish, sea mammals, turtles, birds, and land animals. Sixty-four of his sculptures are on display in this exhibit at The Art Museum of South Texas, along with the tools he’s used, including sketchbooks, drawings, and illustrations of the sculpture-casting process.
Through Sept. 1, Houston
Featuring recreations of Tex-Mex dishes as huge piñatas, this exhibit by mixed-media artist Justin Favela at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is meant to start a conversation about the Latinx experience in the United States by highlighting the dominant cultural narrative of Tex-Mex cuisine.
Through Sept. 1, San Antonio
This San Antonio Museum of Art exhibit contains versions of Wonder Woman and Superman you won’t find in a comic book. More than 70 paintings, photographs, installations, and videos featuring artist’s interpretations of the two superheroes are currently on display.
Through Sept. 2, Alpine
Photographs taken by Austin-based fine art photographer Burton Pritzker can be found through the end of the summer at The Museum of the Big Bend. This exhibit features abstract and stark images that strip away unnecessary elements.