Events

September 21, 2012, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Event

Come tour the historic Byrne-Reed House, learn about Humanities Texas public programs, and view our traveling exhibition, Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy, created by the Wittliff Collections at the Alkek Library, Texas State University. Humanities Texas is only one of many Austin-area museums and cultural sites participating in Museum Day. Organized by the Austin Museum Partnership, Museum Day happens once a year and features free exhibitions and activities at participating sites around the city.

Byrne-Reed House
1410 Rio Grande Street
Austin, TX 78701
September 27, 2014, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Event

Residents of Brownsville and the surrounding area are invited to participate in a Brownsville History Harvest at the Brownsville Public Library Main Branch at 2600 Central Boulevard on Saturday, September 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, and all ages are encouraged to attend. Families may bring historic photos, letters, diaries, and other documents. Staff and volunteers from the sponsoring organizations will scan paper items onsite and immediately return the owner’s original materials, along with a free digital copy. Attendees can also bring Texas-related films and videos to be digitized by the Texas Archive of the Moving Image. The History Harvest will create a community collection from the area's families to document their local, regional, and national heritage.

Brownsville Public Library Main Branch
2600 Central Blvd
Brownsville, TX 78520
July 19–September 21, 2014
Exhibition

This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition includes forty-four facsimile prints of exceptional pen-and-ink drawings by Clifford K. Berryman that highlight timeless aspects of the American campaign and election process. Although faces and personalities change, Berryman’s cartoons illustrate how the political process in our democracy has remained remarkably consistent. The cartoons provide relevant commentary and fascinating insight into the campaigns and elections of today. For more information, contact the Confederate Reunion Grounds at 254.472.0959.

Confederate Reunion Grounds
1738 FM 2705
Mexia, TX 76667
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 1–30, 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 Denton Public Library—North Branch at 940.349.8200.

Denton Public Library—North Branch
3020 North Locust Street
Denton, TX 76209
September 1–September 30, 2014
Exhibition

Photographer Rick Williams has captured images of workers and work places in three diverse industries that constitute the three pillars of the Texas economy: ranching, oil, and technology. Working Hands: An Exhibition of Photographs by Rick Williams features forty finely detailed photographs that evoke a powerful sense of what it must feel like to engage in the work depicted, as well as the unique character each industry brings to the Texas landscape. For more information, contact the Patrick Heath Public Library at 210.421.6132.

Patrick Heath Public Library
451 N. Main St.
Boerne, TX 78006
September 1–September 30, 2014
Exhibition

This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition examines the document upon which our country was founded: the United States Constitution. Written to "secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our Posterity," the Constitution is short, simple, and often ambiguous. As the blueprint for our nation’s government, it represents a set of beliefs and a way of life. This exhibition seeks to explain the immense importance of a document that holds answers to challenging questions of government and features twelve panels charting the progress of former colonies to a united nation. For more information contact the San Antonio Public Library Bazan Branch at 210.207.9160.

San Antonio Public Library—Bazan Branch
2200 W. Commerce
San Antonio, TX 78207
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

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