Events

October 2–
December 31, 2014
Exhibition

Wilderness and Wildflowers: The Legacy of Lady Bird Johnson was created to honor the former first lady and wife of the 36th President, Lyndon Baines Johnson, during the centennial year celebrating her birth in 1912. Featuring photographs, video, and excerpts from her speeches and writings, this exhibition shows us a strong, highly intelligent, and committed woman who cloaked her enterprising spirit in civility and a warm, gracious manner. For more information, contact the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at 512.232.0200.

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739
October 10, 2014–
January 16, 2015
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 Museum of East Texas.

Museum of East Texas
503 N. 2nd Street
Lufkin, TX 75901
November 10, 2014–January 5, 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, please contact the Midland County Library at 432.688.4320.

Midland County Library - Downtown Branch
301. E. Missouri
Midland, TX 79701
November 25, 2014–
January 31, 2015
Exhibition

Forgotten Gateway: Coming to America Through Galveston Island, a new Humanities Texas traveling exhibition presented in collaboration with the Bullock Texas State History Museum, explores the Port of Galveston's role in the story of 19th and 20th century immigration to the United States and considers universal themes of immigration including leaving home, encountering danger, confronting discrimination, and navigating bureaucracy. For more information, contact The Heritage Society at 713.655.1912.

The Heritage Society
1100 Bagby Street
Houston, TX 77002
December 29, 2014–
February 7, 2015
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 Del Rio Council for the Arts at 830.775.0888.

Del Rio Council for the Arts Gallery
120 E. Garfield St.
Del Rio, TX 78840
January 6–January 19, 2015
Exhibition

Featuring photographs, facsimiles of landmark documents, and quotations by Dr. King and others engaged in the struggle for civil rights, this Humanities Texas traveling exhibition surveys the Civil Rights Movement from the emergence of Martin Luther King Jr. in the Montgomery bus boycott of 1955 through the 1990s. For more information, contact Seminole State College.

Haney Center—Seminole State College
2701 Boren Blvd. P.O. Box 251
Seminole, OK 74818
January 7–March 1, 2015
Exhibition

This exhibition addresses the question posed by African American poet Countee Cullen in 1926: “What is Africa to me?”  This exhibition provides a number of examples from twentieth-century African American artists—both trained and untrained—that visually respond to this question. These modern artists draw heavily on African influence, while simultaneously reinterpreting it for a different time and place. The exhibition surveys the work of forty-five artists, including unknown Africans and Haitians, through photographs, posters, and concise texts. For more information, contact the Confederate Reunion Grounds at 254.427.0959.

Confederate Reunion Grounds
1738 FM 2705
Mexia, TX 76667
January 12–March 6, 2015
Exhibition

Featuring photographs, facsimiles of landmark documents, and quotations by Dr. King and others engaged in the struggle for civil rights, this Humanities Texas traveling exhibition surveys the Civil Rights Movement from the emergence of Martin Luther King Jr. in the Montgomery bus boycott of 1955 through the 1990s. 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
January 12–February 7, 2015
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 Schreiner Mansion.

Schreiner Mansion Historic Site and Education Center
226 Earl Garrett
Kerrville, TX 78028
January 22–February 19, 2015
Exhibition

The annexation of Texas as the twenty-eighth member of the United States of America had a profound impact on world events and the course of democracy in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition narrates the story of Texas as a Mexican colony and Republic, its campaign to join the United States, the vote for annexation, and the consequences of that vote. For more information, please contact the Benbrook Public Library.

Benbrook Public Library
1065 Mercedes St.
Benbrook, TX 76126

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