Art at the Stark

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In addition to our library and archive materials, we are also the proud keepers of  several collections of  art related to the field of Physical Culture. Below you will find highlights from those collections on display at the Stark Center.



Painting of nine villagers watching a Basque stone lifter, in the Basque region of Spain, from the Todd Art Collection.

Jan and Terry’s interest in physical culture is not restricted to the printed word. They are also drawn to images...

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Five posters of strong men and women, including one of Katie Sandwina and another of Apollon (Louis Uni), from the Todd Poster Collection, in the Reading Room.

Through the many years of collecting, Jan and Terry Todd scoured the web for rare and unusual posters of early...

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Sculpture of publisher Joe Weider, in a front double triceps pose, in the Joe and Betty Weider Museum of Physical Culture.

Joe and his brother, Ben, both had a good eye for sculpture and paintings that reflected the history and emotion...

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The painting of bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger, in a front double biceps pose, by Thomas Beecham, from the Thomas Beecham Collection; donated by Joe and Betty Weider.

Donated to the Stark Center by Joe and Betty Weider, the Thomas Beecham Collection presents viewers with almost life-size portraits...

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Three golf drawings from the Joan Whitworth/Harold Riley Art Collection, in the Harold Riley Takes Dead Aim Gallery.

Local golfer and philanthropist Joan Whitworth was an Austin Women’s Golf Association president and a strong advocate and supporter of...

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