Scott White

Scott White

May 5 - June 30, 2017

Reception: May 5, 2017; 6 - 9pm

Director of Collections, Exhibits and Research and Editor of the National Ranching Heritage Center’s “Ranch Record.” He also teaches graduate classes in the Heritage Management Program of TTU. He holds a BA in Liberal Arts and an MA in American History with a minor in Latin American History. His Ph.D. in Fine Arts was a multidisciplinary double study of Art History and Criticism and Museum Science. He has years of experience in handling art and historic artifacts and serves as a museum consultant for conservation/preservation issues, exhibits and collection management. A native of West Texas, Dr. White has a real fondness for the history and heritage of West Texas. He has conducted several major oral history projects on the history of the West.

Scott grew up in Odessa, Texas. His father was in the construction industry, a vocation followed by Scott. He became a painting and remodeling contractor when he was seventeen years old and stayed in construction until the year 2000. He has lived and worked in Odessa, Lubbock, Austin, Paris and Fort Worth. In 1995, Scott began curating and organizing art shows. Originally regional shows, by the fifth one, the event had become an international juried show.

Scott began college in 1971 but stopped in order to work and raise a family. He returned to school in 1988 and went on to complete post-graduate degrees at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin and Texas Tech University. He began a fine arts/museum consulting service in 1997, continuing that work until 2004. Scott is also a songwriter, musician, music producer, author, teacher and artist.