Events

September 10–
October 17, 2015
Exhibition

The Texas-Mexico border is more than a line between two countries. It is a realm unto itself with a culture of its own, shaped by the millions who choose to live and work there. The border is a cradle of hope—and anxiety—for the well-being of both Mexico and the United States. Border Studies features images by eight gifted photographers and maps showing historical relocations of the border, highlighting the vitality of places, people, and patterns of culture along the Texas-Mexico border. For more information, contact the The Old Red Museum of Dallas County History and Culture.

The Old Red Museum of Dallas County History and Culture
100 S. Houston Street
Dallas, TX 75202
August 4–September 14, 2015
Exhibition

Melina Mara began photographing the thirteen women in the U.S. Senate in 2001, continuing as their number grew to fourteen in 2003. Changing the Face of Power: Women in the U.S. Senate, the exhibition based on her work, was created by the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at The University of Texas at Austin, and is presented in partnership with the Humanities Texas traveling exhibitions program. For more information, please contact the Old Jail Museum Complex.

Old Jail Museum Complex
5th & Elm
Palo Pinto, TX 76484
August 10 – September 18, 2015
Exhibition

On the morning of August 24, AD 79, the volcano Vesuvius woke in fury and rained destruction upon a region along the Bay of Naples. Whole peoples and cities vanished in the disaster.  Thanks to the diligence of dedicated archaeologists, we now can experience the sense of life that pulsed through Pompeii before that day. This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition recreates the layout of the city and the typical activities of inhabitants as they went about their daily lives and planned for the future. The impact of discovering its buildings, its people, and its culture is unforgettable. For more information, contact Southlake Public Library.

Southlake Public Library
1400 Main St., Suite 130
Southlake, TX 76092
August 15–September 27, 2015
Exhibition

Featuring thirty-eight photographs paired with excerpts from his dynamic speeches, interviews, and authoritative writings, this Humanities Texas traveling exhibition documents the full course of Chávez’s remarkable career and examines the life experiences and philosophical influences that drove him to dedicate himself fully to improving the lives of American farm workers. For more information, contact the Multnomah County Library.

Multnomah County Library
801 SW 10th Ave
Portland, OR 97205
August 24–October 16, 2015
Exhibition

This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition addresses the difficult topic of censorship. Censorship has been practiced for nearly as long as there have been materials to censor. The Bonfire of Liberties gives an overview of censorship in its various guises over time. Furthermore, it examines the struggle between those who want to censor difficult, controversial, and revolutionary material from sensitive viewers and those who want to protect the freedoms of all people to read, view, and think for themselves. Viewers may be surprised to learn just how many of their favorite books and plays have been censored at some point in history. For more information, contact the Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center at 308.432.6710.

Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center
1000 Main Street
Chadron, NE 69337
August 31–October 3, 2015
Exhibition

In the early 1970s, Bill Wittliff visited a ranch in northern Mexico where the vaqueros still worked cattle in traditional ways. Wittliff photographed the vaqueros as they went about daily chores that had changed little since the first Mexican cowherders learned to work cattle from a horse's back. Wittliff captured a way of life that now exists only in memory and in the photographs included in this exhibition. This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition features photographs with bilingual narrative text that reveal the muscle, sweat, and drama that went into roping a calf in thick brush or breaking a wild horse in the saddle. For more information, contact the Del Rio Council for the Arts Gallery at 830.775.0888.

Del Rio Council for the Arts Gallery
120 E. Garfield St.
Del Rio, TX 78840
September 1 – September 29, 2015
Exhibition

Drawn from files of the Texas Agricultural Extension Service archives at Texas A&M University, this Humanities Texas traveling exhibition uses photographs and explanatory texts to convey a sense of the lives of rural Texas women, helpful programs of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Extension Service, and the changes that swept across rural Texas in the Great Depression and World War II. For more information, contact the Rube Sessions Memorial Library.

Rube Sessions Memorial Library
P.O. Box 120
Wells, TX 75976
September 1–September 30, 2015
Exhibition

n the 1930s, photographers working for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) captured unforgettable images of human fortitude and despair in the face of calamity. Nebraska photographer Bill Ganzel set out in the late 1970s to find and re-photograph Dust Bowl survivors for a book and exhibition. This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition combines the FSA photographs and Ganzel’s interviews to create an eloquent story of human fortitude. For more information, contact the Murrell Memorial Library at 660.831.4123.

Murrell Memorial Library
500 East College St.
Marshall, MO 65340
September 1–October 8, 2015
Exhibition

A celebratory survey of works by Latinos in the past thirty years, this Humanities Texas traveling exhibition presents images of authors, books, movie stills, public presentations, and illustrations. It is based on an original exhibition at the University of Houston Library that documented a quarter century of Hispanic publishing in the United States. For more information, please contact the San Antonio Public Library.

San Antonio Public Library—Central Branch
600 Soledad Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
September 3 – December 31, 2015
Exhibition

This exhibition presents photographs by renowned documentary photographer Russell Lee and draws from the magnificent archive that he donated to the Briscoe Center for American History just prior to his death in 1986. This exhibition offers a rare glimpse into the remarkable images he produced in 1935 and 1936 when he first took up a camera and goes on to highlight the vast body of important work that Lee produced from 1947 through 1977. The exhibition was created by the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin, and is presented in partnership with the Humanities Texas traveling exhibitions program. For more information contact the Austin–Bergstrom International Airport.

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
3600 Presidential Blvd.
Austin, TX 78719

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