Events

March 27–May 23, 3015
Exhibition

On the frozen morning of March 1, 1836, forty-four men shivered in an unfinished house in the tiny hamlet of Washington, Texas. They and fifteen other men who later joined them, representing all the municipalities in the Mexican province of Texas, declared the province to be a free and independent republic. Through twenty panels of photographic images and captions, this exhibition presents an expanded look at these fifty-nine extraordinary men who brought modern Texas into being. For more information, contact the History Center for Aransas County.

History Center for Aransas County
801 E. Cedar St.
Rockport, TX 78382
August 7–
November 18, 2014
Exhibition

Miguel Covarrubias (1904–1957) was one of the foremost Mexican artists of the twentieth century. A quintessential humanist, he made important contributions in the fields of anthropology, archaeology, theater, and dance. This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition focuses on the sophisticated caricatures that made Covarrubias famous. His caricatures provide a unique window into the cultural and political milieu of the 1920s and 1930s. For more information contact the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport at 512.530.7541.

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
3600 Presidential Blvd.
Austin, TX 78719
September 1–
October 10, 2014
Exhibition

This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition provides a historical overview of U.S. Latino participation in World War II and features historical photographs from the U.S. Latino & Latina WWII Oral History Project archives and contemporary photographs of men and women of the WWII generation by photojournalist Valentino Mauricio. It focuses on individual stories that reveal larger themes such as citizenship and civil rights and features excerpts from the more than five hundred oral history interviews that were part of the project. For more information, contact the John E. Conner Museum at 361.593.2810.

John E. Conner Museum
700 University Blvd.
Kingsville, TX 78363
September 2–
October 10, 2014
Exhibition

A traveling exhibition created by the Museum of the Gulf Coast and presented in partnership with Humanities Texas. The exhibition features sixty-seven color and black-and-white photographs that convey the collective “impression” recent hurricanes made on the Gulf Coast region from Galveston, Texas, to Cameron Parish, Louisiana. For more information contact the Fort Bend County Museum at 281.342.1256.

Fort Bend County Museum
500 Houston Street
Richmond, TX 77469
September 5–October 5, 2014
Exhibition

Created to celebrate the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment, this Humanities Texas traveling exhibition features archival photographs, newspaper clippings, cartoons, cards, and texts detailing the struggle in Texas. For more information, please contact the Coastal Bend College Library at 361.592.1615.

Coastal Bend College Library
1814 Brahma Blvd
Kingsville, TX 78363
September 8–October 20, 2014
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, please contact the Fort Worth Library at 817.392.7703.

Fort Worth Library
500 West 3rd Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
September 8–October 8, 2014
Exhibition

This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition looks at early Texas buildings for information about settlers' visions of community and progress and their accommodation to the physical demands and economic realities of everyday life. For more information, contact the Heart of West Texas Museum at 325.728.8285.

Heart of West Texas Museum
340 East 3rd Street
Colorado City, TX 79512
September 10–October 17, 2014
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 St. Thomas University Library at 305.628.6667.

St. Thomas University Library
16401 NW 37th Avenue
Miami Gardens, FL 33054
September 24–October 15, 2014
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 Palo Alto College library.

Palo Alto College Library
1400 W Villaret Blvd
San Antonio, TX 78224
September 27–November 30, 2014
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 Confederate Reunion Grounds at 254.472.0959.

Confederate Reunion Grounds
1738 FM 2705
Mexia, TX 76667

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