When all else fails, time to check out local art museums.
Regional museums are an interesting mix. Often, their collections begin when someone who builds a private art treasure donates it; a museum is built to house it; funds are created to maintain this museum; other contributions or purchases are made; and, slowly, a respectable “art space” is created.
Thus, drive down to Austin’s U of TX to check out Blanton Art Museum.
They have a wonderful, if modest, collection of European/American/Western Art in a gorgeous building. (They also have a cute, temporary, “Cats and Dogs” exhibit, but it seems all works of art are set too high on the walls for pets to fully appreciate.)
Luis Jimenez has become a personal favorite, as he uses themes from his personal role as a “second-class” Hispanic American living in the Southwest… more with resignation, than bitterness.