An exhibit featuring portraits of the late Pulitzer Prize winning
playwright, Charles Gordone, painted by Texas A&M architecture
professor Robert Schiffhauer, highlighted the July 22 grand opening
of the Brazos Valley African-American Museum in Bryan, Texas.
The paintings and drawings, in media ranging from brilliant
acrylic to muted charcoal, explored the life of a man Schiffhauer
had known only from photographs, newspaper clippings and through
a friendship with his widow, Susan Kouyomijian Gordone.
A story and slide show examining Schiffhauer’s work on
the Charles Gordone portrait series, “Legacy of a Seer,” was
featured in the spring 2005 issue of the College of Architecture’s
The Brazos Valley African American Museum is located at 400
East 20th St. in Bryan. Admissionis $5 for adults, $4 for senior
citizens and $2 for students. Children 5 and under are admitted
with one of his portraits of Charles Gordone. Click link
for a slideshow of his work.