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Located in the heart of Marshall, Texas, the Michelson Museum of Art was established in 1985 to accept and care for the life works of Russian-American artist Leo Michelson (1887-1978). The Museum has also acquired collections of early 20th century art including pieces by renowned artists like Joseph Stella, Milton Avery, John Marin, Alexander Calder, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, John Singer Sargent, Abraham Walkowitz, Georges Rouault, and others. A large number of African Masks and Chinese Opera Puppets are also part of the permanent collection as well.

Sarah Fisher, Clint, 2018, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches.

Are you ready to shake off the winter blues and go for a spring adventure? In addition to some great pieces from the permanent collection, this spring you can see the show Decisions by Sarah Fisher, on view March 3, 2022 through April 30, 2022, with an Opening Reception on March 3 from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm. If you are a fan of Texas art, Decisions by Houston artist Sarah Fisher is a must-see. You will not want to miss it!

Sarah Fisher records the human need to be authentically seen. Working in a variety of media, Fisher creates two- and three-dimensional portraits of herself and people she knows, loves, and encounters. Her subjects share a strong sense of self and a willingness to be known.

Sarah Fisher, Confit Jar with Firethorn, 2021, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches.

In Decisions, Fisher shares paintings, mixed-media works, prints, and drawings of people and plants—and a glimpse into her creative process. When approaching new projects, she begins with the literal but is intent on abstraction. In one portrait, a neck disappears, in others a shirt, a chair, a face; entire bodies sometimes dissolve into the ground. Fisher’s need for color supersedes her interest in representation. Strong lines and text wrap around some subjects, supplanting context with waves of pattern. She often makes “decision drawings” from in-process photographs, which she alters in a variety of ways. With these old-school explorations, Fisher plays, editing until clear on what remains and what she lets go. Decisions will showcase artworks, working photographs, and decision drawings.

Sarah Fisher, Next, 2016, oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches.

Decisions was organized by the Michelson Museum of Art and is supported by the City of Marshall, VisitMarshallTexas.com, and generous members.

Explore, discover, and be inspired at the Michelson Museum of Art located at 216 North Bolivar, Marshall, Texas. Admission is free!

Museum Hours

  • Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Visit MichelsonMuseum.org for more information.