A Music and Art Performance: Twenty-four Hours with the Herd

Texas Spirit Theater

November 13, 2015

Live Performances at 7:15 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

This performance of live music, narration, and 4D effects brings to life the paintings of Texas artist Frank Reaugh. Based on Reaugh's groundbreaking 1933 performance and pastel landscape series Twenty-four Hours with the Herd, the evening features award-winning Austin composer Graham Reynolds, Grammy winning musical guest Redd Volkaert, narration by Austin writer Gene Fowler, and musical accompaniment.

Member Reception at 6 p.m.

Bullock Museum Members who purchase tickets to the 7:15 p.m. performance receive exclusive access to a 6 p.m. cocktail reception featuring dialogue with Bullock Museum and Harry Ransom Center curators as they discuss the art and relationship between contemporaries Frank Reaugh and Tom Lea, whose work is currently on view in a special exhibition, Tom Lea: Chronicler of 20th Century Americaon the Bullock Museum’s Third Floor.

This event is a co-presentation with the Harry Ransom Center in conjunction with their Frank Reaugh Exhibit.

About Artist Frank Reaugh

Frank Reaugh (1860-1945) was often referred to as the "Dean of Texas artists," and he considered Twenty-four Hours with the Herd — a 1930s series of seven pastel landscape paintings that document a day in the life of a longhorn cattle drive — "the most important work portraying the early range that [Reaugh] had done." Reaugh created a multidisciplinary performance of the same title in 1933.

Meet the Performers

  • Graham Reynolds — Called “the quintessential modern composer” by the London Independent, Austin-based composer and bandleader Graham Reynolds creates, performs and records music for film, theater, dance, rock clubs and concert halls with collaborators ranging from Richard Linklater and Jack Black to DJ Spooky and Ballet Austin. (Learn more.)
  • Redd Volkaert — Redd Volkaert is a master of the Telecaster with an impressive resume that includes fronting the superstar hillbilly band the Twangbangers with Bill Kirchen and Dallas Wayne, lead guitar duties for Merle Haggard, and a 2009 Grammy Award for best instrumental. (Learn more.)
  • Gene Fowler — Austin-based Gene Fowler is author of Border Radio, Crazy Water, editor of Mystic Healers & Medicine Shows, and contributor to The Encyclopedia of Country Music. He will perform Frank Reaugh's original narration during Twenty-four Hours with the Herd.