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Area wildlife on display at Brownsville Museum of Fine Art

Deyanira Ramirez, the executive director of the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art, talks about the wildlife display shown at the museum. Photo: Tony Vindell / LFN


Anyone who wants to check out some of the unique wildlife the Rio Grande Valley has to offer can do so by stopping at the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art.

A collection of 30-plus paintings and prints by renowned artist Don Breeden is on display at the museum.

Titled “Through My Eyes The Art of Don Breeden” the exhibit is open to the public for viewing during the museum’s hours of 10 a.m.to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

His collections include paintings and illustrations of birds, four-legged critters, sea turtles and some of the fish and animals that inhabit the Laguna Madre area.

That includes nilgai antelope, white-tailed deer, and javelinas.

Birds such as whistling ducks, a cara cara eagle, quail, a roseate spoonbill and a white-winged dove are also part of the collection; so are fish species like flounder, tarpon, tuna and a colorful octopus.

Deyanira Ramirez, the museum executive director, said Breeden was a member of the organization’s board and he is a longtime supporter of the museum.

“He is honoring us with some of his work,” she said. “This is a collection of paintings and illustrations made by a local artist.”

In addition to the Breeden exhibit, Ramirez said the museum is also hosting a second one about the many resacas found throughout the region.

She said more than two dozen photographers and painters are participating in the display.

Both exhibits will be on display through Jan. 2, 2021.

In an unrelated matter, the museum is having a Christmastime online auction of local and international artwork, products and services donated by the community to raise funds.

To bid, please use a smartphone to go to BMFAUS to 243-725.
The auction ends Saturday Dec. 12.

The museum is at 660 E. Ringgold St in Brownsville.