The Teresa Lozano Long Gallery is the permanent display of fine art pieces from The Stark Center’s collections, illustrating the relationship between physical culture and the visual arts. The current exhibition includes oil paintings and classic lithographic prints from the Jan and Terry Todd Art Collection, oil paintings and bronze sculptures from Joe and Betty Weider’s private art collection, statues from the Battle Cast Collection and select oil paintings on loan from the Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas. The gallery has also played host to special exhibitions. Studio Art MFA student Wyatt Snead Ramsey was given the opportunity to present his graduate thesis, “Artist and Muse” in the Teresa Lozano Long Gallery as an extension of the 2019 Studio Art MFA thesis exhibition, Hero Ready.
For many years, Teresa and Joe Long have worked to uplift and preserve art and culture in Austin, Texas. They have given many gifts to the UT System and various arts communities. In recognition of their work, Mrs. Long was appointed to a seat on the National Council of the Arts in 2002 and, in 2019, was awarded the National Humanities Medal. She was also the first Hispanic woman to earn a doctorate in health and physical education at the University of Texas, so when the Longs made a gift to The Stark Center in 2010, it seemed only fitting that the fine arts gallery be named in Mrs. Long’s honor, a chance to commemorate the Stark Center’s mission and the bond between physical culture and the visual arts.