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Oil Painting Damaged at FTW Museum of Science & History

by Jerome Weeks 29 Sep 2011 11:42 AM

A 1931 portrait of Texas folklorist J. Frank Dobie took a hit from an off-balance child on the opening day of the exhibition, ‘Alexander Hogue – An American Visionary.’


An off-balance child damaged a 1931 oil portrait of Texas author-critic-folklorist J. Frank Dobie, the Star-Telegram reports. Saturday was opening day of the exhibition, Alexander Hogue – An American Visionary, at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, the last stop for the show of works by the realist artist once associated with the Dallas Nine in the ’30s and ’40s.

The damage was slight, the painting remains on display, but museum officials are planning to put up a barrier. They’ll also be paying for repairs (a slight abrasion) when the painting is returned to the University of Tulsa.