DISHMAN ART MUSEUM
The Dishman Art Museum is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Admission and parking are free, and donations are welcome.
Throughout their adult lives, Dr. and Mrs. Eisenstadt were avid collectors, sharing their love of art with family and friends. They
always had a warm affection for Lamar. In 1973, Heinz was one of the founders of Lamar's "Friends of the Arts" and served as its first
president. Through this relationship, it became apparent to the couple that Lamar University was the ideal location for their legacy. As a
result of their generosity, this exquisite collection representing their love and appreciation of art will be available for study and
enjoyment at Lamar University's Dishman Art Museum for many generations to come.
Robert Willis Print Collection
Bob Willis donated his collection of prints to the Dishman Art Museum in 1995. Willis, who took classes in the Department of Art as a
retiree, was an avid collector of the arts. The collection includes 50 prints from European and American artists of the late 19th and
early 20th centuries. All print processes are represented in this collection and many of the works are from the formative years of
European abstractionism. Such influential artists as Matisse, Braque, Kandinsky and Miro are represented by their characteristic styles.
There is a great diversity of styles in the collection, such as naturalism, abstraction and non-objectivity.
Tribal Art Collection from Africa, New Guinea and Pre-Columbian Mexico
The foundation of the Dishman Art Museumís permanent collection was given to the museum the year it opened its doors in 1983. It is
comprised of three private collections given to Lamar by Houston collectors. All three of the collections represent classic examples of
tribal art from three regions of the world. Wooden carved shields from New Guinea, ceramic vessels and figures from Mexico and 19th
century masks from Africa are the most outstanding pieces in this collection, totaling 45 pieces.