Events

February 3–July 9, 2017
Exhibition

The Menil Collection will display an exhibition of art and artifacts of the Dogon society, who are situated in present-day Mali and have played a significant role in the Western understanding of Africa.

The Menil Collection
1533 Sul Ross St
Houston, TX 77006
June 1–
July 14, 2017
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, contact the Heritage House Museum.

Heritage House Museum
901 Old Austin Hutto Road
Plugerville, TX 78660
June 1 – July 7, 2017
Exhibition

State Fair is a visual distillation of Arthur Grace's photographic odyssey through fairs in ten states—California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, and Virginia. Time and again, regardless of geographical location, Grace's images deftly capture the strange mixture of the traditional, the kitsch, and the off-the-wall that is unique to these annual gatherings, which began as a celebration of rural American life and have evolved into super-sized extravaganzas. State Fair is an exhibition by the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at The University of Texas at Austin, presented in partnership with Humanities Texas. For further information regarding this event, please contact the Old Jail Museum Complex.

Old Jail Museum Complex
5th & Elm
Palo Pinto, TX 76484
June 6–August 26, 2017
Exhibition

Through renowned photojournalist James “Spider” Martin's camera and the words of Congressman John Lewis, former head of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), March to Freedom follows a determined group of marchers, both black and white, as they tried on three different occasions in March 1965 to take their cause to the steps of the Alabama Statehouse in Montgomery. March to Freedom is an exhibition by the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at The University of Texas at Austin and the LBJ Presidential Library, presented in partnership with Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. For more information about this event, please contact the Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum.

Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum
315 W. Avenue B
Temple, TX 76501
June 22 – July 31, 2017
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 Marshall Missouri Public Library.

Marshall Missouri Public Library
214 North Lafayette
Marshall, MO 65340
June 28–
July 23, 2017
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 Chappell Hill Historical Society Museum.

Chappell Hill Historical Society Museum
9220 Poplar Street
Chappell Hill, TX 77426
July 1–31, 2017
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 Bandera County Library.

Bandera County Library
515 Main Street
Bandera, TX 78003
July 1–
August 12, 2017
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 Heritage Museum of Big Spring.

Heritage Museum of Big Spring
510 Scurry Street
Big Spring, TX 79720
July 6 – August 10, 2017
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 Harlingen Arts & Heritage Museum.

Harlingen Arts & Heritage Museum
2425 Boxwood ST
Harlingen, TX 78550
July 14–30, 2017
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 Cal Expo.

Cal Expo
1600 Exposition Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95852

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