Events

January 2–
March 31, 2017
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 Inman E. Page Library.

Inman E. Page Library
712 Lee Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65101
February 2–
April 24, 2017
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 Bryan Museum.

The Bryan Museum
1315 21st St.
Galveston, TX 77550
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
February 11–
May 20, 2017
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 Bell County Museum.

Bell County Museum
201 N. Main Street
Belton, TX 76513
February 11–
May 20, 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 Bell County Museum.

Bell County Museum
201 N. Main Street
Belton, TX 76513
March 1–26, 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 Chappell Hill Historical Society Museum.

Chappell Hill Historical Society Museum
9220 Poplar Street
Chappell Hill, TX 77426
March 1–31, 2017
Exhibition

This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition is both a cartoon history of Texas politics and a history of political cartooning in Texas.  It tells the story of one hundred years of events in Texas from 1890–1990 using political cartoons and informative text. This exhibition serves as a compilation of the visual commentaries of journalists about the issues and people most important to Texans during the one hundred year period. For more information contact the Whitehead Memorial Museum.

Whitehead Memorial Museum
1308 S. Main Street
Del Rio, TX 78840
March 3–31, 2017
Exhibition

This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition surveys the Alamo of the Texas imagination through illustrations drawn from historical documents, paintings, sketches, cartoons, comic books, television, and movie interpretations. For more information, contact the Bandera County Library.

Bandera County Library
515 Main Street
Bandera, TX 78003
March 2–
April 15, 2017
Exhibition

This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition features six poster panels, each examining a single U.S. president's aspirations and illustrating the programs and initiatives that advanced his vision. A corresponding online resource center contains a rich set of teaching materials to supplement the use of the poster series. For more information, contact the Old Jail Museum Complex.

Old Jail Museum Complex
5th & Elm
Palo Pinto, TX 76484
March 3–31, 2017
Exhibition

This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition surveys the vitality and breadth of creative writing in Texas from the mid-twentieth century to the turn of the twenty-first century. It provides an overview of the literary accomplishments of Texas writers in a series of panels featuring portraits of authors, books, workplaces, narrative settings, and evocative quotations. For more information, please contact the Salado Museum and College Park.

Salado Museum and College Park
423 S. Main St.
Salado, TX 76571

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