Welcome to the Art Wing of the museum. Here you see permanent displays of western art,
as well as bronze sculptures. The wing also houses a Fina Art Gallery, with paintings by noted artists for sale. Artists donate a
portion of the sales to the museum, so the Gallery also serves as a fundraiser for the museum.
As you start your journey, you see the portraits of our
founders, Bernard "Bud" Lueck and Bernadette Lueck. This display also
includes an Olaf Weighorst oil, title War Party, and a sculpture
by Alexander Phimeister Proctor, The Indian Warrior. Other
sculptures in the wing are A Nest of Eagles by Jack Riley and
Coming Through the Rye by Frederic Remington.
Continuing, you will view a myriad
of colorful paintings from a wide variety of artists including: Alfredo
Rodriquez, Padre Johnson, Marjorie Reed, Jack Jordan, Gene Locklear, Ted
DeGrazia and Mark Lueck, to name a few.
The journey continues back in time where
you see a festival of colors in Peruvian textiles and Huichol beaded jaguar
heads. Paintings of Mayan temples are visions of the mystical jungles of
And then there is the jade. The
Chinese felt that jade was the "Stone of Heaven". Impressive Chinese jade
pieces and bronze statues grace the entire Art Wing. Lying in the center
of the wing is a rare "Jade Burial Suit" from the Han Dynasty (206 BC -221 AD).
The Chinese believed encasing a body in jade would ensure immortality to the
Your journey culminates with a spectacular
display. A remarkable 15 ft. long Song Dynasty (960 AD - 1200 AD) scroll,
Festival on the River, depicting daily life in and near the Sung
capital. Majestically displayed above the scroll is a breathtaking,
five-level, intricately carved Jade Dragon Ship from the Qing Dynasty (1644 AD -
1911 AD). Measuring 5 feet long and 52 inches tall, the elaborate openwork
of the vessel is detailed with phoenixes, birds and dragons.
We invite you to come experience your own