Exhibitions

The Bill of Rights
 

Photograph from The Bill of Rights exhibition.

Adopted on December 15, 1791, as the first ten amendments to the Constitution, the Bill of Rights is the very basis of American ideals and guarantees the rights and privileges of all citizens. The Bill of Rights provides compelling images of everyday people and figures of historical importance, coupled with concise texts. To this day, the Bill of Rights has maintained its importance in courts of law at every level of government. “We are what we are,” said the late Supreme Court Justice William Brennan, “because we have those guarantees. . .faithfully enforced.”

Exhibition

Featuring twelve photomontage posters, The Bill of Rights surveys the famous document itself and other important amendments to the Constitution that changed the course of American history. Panel topics include: 

  • Freedom of religion
  • Freedom of speech
  • Freedom of assembly
  • The right to bear arms
  • Sanctity of the home
  • Due process of law
  • Private property
  • Rights retained by the people and states
  • Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments
  • Preserving these rights. 

The Bill of Rights is an exhibition produced by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council and organized by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

The Bill of Rights is made possible in part by a We the People grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

Exhibition Format
 

Freestanding 
LanguageEnglish
Content6 double-sided panels (24” x 38”)
7 support legs (78” tall)
Space Requirements60 square feet of floor space (5’ x 12’)
Shipping Weight and DimensionsTravels in 1 plastic case:
  • 53” x 41” x 12” - 152 lbs.
Rental Fee$400*
Rental Period4 weeks

*Rental fees are based primarily on the cost of shipping. Prices may vary based on current fuel surcharges or venue location within the state of Texas. Out-of-state rentals are priced on an individual basis. Please call for a rental fee quote specific to your venue.

Publicity Materials

Press release

The Bill of Rights press release.

Publicity image

A publicity image is available for promoting this exhibition at your venue. Please contact the exhibitions coordinator to request an electronic file of this image. Please allow 2-3 weeks for the exhibitions coordinator to process your request. 

Humanities Texas logos 

Venues may request a CD with the Humanities Texas logo in a number of electronic file formats for use when developing print and online promotional materials. Logo files are also available for download from the logo page.

Questions and Rental Information

Call 512.440.1991 or email
exhibitions@humanitiestexas.org

2018 Bookings to Date

Bell County Museum
06/04/2018–08/31/2018

On Display