Owner: Program of the Nelda C. and
H. J. Lutcher Stark Foundation a non-profit organization
712 Green Avenue
Orange, Texas 77630
Phone Number: 409-886-2787 (ARTS)
Days and Times of Operation: Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00am - 5:00pm
The Stark Museum of Art in Orange, Texas houses one of the most significant collections of American Western Art. The Collection focuses on the stunning land, dramatic people and diverse wildlife of the American West. The Museum also holds a significant collection of American Indian art as well as collections of glass and porcelain, and rare books and manuscripts.
The Stark Museum of Art in Orange, Texas, began as a vision of H.J. Lutcher Stark. As early as 1927 H.J. Lutcher Stark had discussed with associates his hope of someday opening a museum. His interest in the arts followed that of his mother, Miriam Lutcher Stark, an enthusiastic collector of art, furniture, and decorative items from around the world. Lutcher Stark developed a similar passion for collecting, with a particular interest in nature and art depicting the American West.