Events

January 12 – June 25, 2016
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 Museum of the Albemarle.

Museum of the Albemarle
501 South Water Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
January 28–
June 1, 2016
Exhibition

In the 1840s, German immigrants began settling at New Braunfels, Fredericksburg, Sisterdale, and other locations in Central Texas, imparting a distinctive character to these communities. This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition features reproductions of archival photographs, newspaper headlines, maps, and paintings that tell the story of a people remarkable for individual and communal industry in setting down roots and adapting ways of the old country to life in a new world. For more information, please contact the Bastrop County Historical Society Museum and Visitors Center.

March 15–April 30, 2016
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 San Antonio Public Library.

San Antonio Public Library, Central Branch
600 Soledad Street
San Antonion, TX 78205
March 26–August 14,2016
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 Dallas Historical Society at 214.421.4500.

Hall of State
3939 Grand Ave.
Dallas, TX 75210
March 31–
May 12, 2016
Exhibition

R. C. Hickman was a Dallas photographer whose thousands of images produced from 1949 to 1961 document aspects of life in an African American community in Texas. His photographs depict a community largely invisible to white Americans—thoroughly a part of mainstream America by virtue of accomplishment and lifestyle but excluded from it because of race. This 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 South Texas College Library Art Gallery.

South Texas College Library Art Gallery
3201 West Pecan Blvd.
McAllen, TX 78501
April 1–30, 2016
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 Whitehead Memorial Museum.

Whitehead Memorial Museum
1308 S. Main Street
Del Rio, TX 78840
April 1 – May 12, 2016
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 Lewisville Public Library.

Lewisville Public Library
1197 W. Main St.
Lewisville, TX 75067
April 1–April 30, 2016
Exhibition

William Shakespeare is the quintessential subject for a humanities program. Born into a culture formed by the great humanists of the Renaissance, he peopled the stage with characters that embody both the glory and riddle of being human. Shakespeare draws primarily from print resources of the Harry Ransom Center and production photographs of the Department of Theater and Dance at The University of Texas at Austin. For more information, please contact the J. Ardis Bell Library at 817.515.6626.

J. Ardis Bell LIbrary
828 W. Harwood Dr.
Hurst, TX 76054
April 5–May 9, 2016
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 Museum of North Texas History.

Museum of North Texas History
720 Indiana Avenue
Wichita Falls, TX 76301
April 6 – May 6, 2016
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 Baker Pattillo Student Center.

Baker Pattillo Student Center
222 Vista Street
Nacogdoches, TX 75962

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