Events

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
June 7 – July 31, 2016
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 Sam Houston Memorial Museum.

Sam Houston Memorial Museum
1402 19th Street
Huntsville, TX 77340
July 1–31, 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 The Falls on the Colorado Museum.

The Falls on the Colorado Museum
2100 Broadway
Marble Falls, TX 78654
July 1–August 2, 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 Casa de la Cultura.

Casa de la Cultura
302 Cantu St
Del Rio, TX 78840
July 7 – August 27, 2016
Exhibition

On the morning of August 24, AD 79, the volcano Vesuvius woke in fury and rained destruction upon a region along the Bay of Naples. Whole peoples and cities vanished in the disaster.  Thanks to the diligence of dedicated archaeologists, we now can experience the sense of life that pulsed through Pompeii before that day. This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition recreates the layout of the city and the typical activities of inhabitants as they went about their daily lives and planned for the future. The impact of discovering its buildings, its people, and its culture is unforgettable. For more information, contact Lake Jackson Historical Museum.

Lake Jackson Historical Museum
249 Circle Way
Lake Jackson, TX 77566
July 6, 2016–
August 27, 2016
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 Lake Jackson Historical Museum.

Lake Jackson Historical Museum
249 Circle Way
Lake Jackson, TX 77566
July 12–August 19, 2016
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 Morton Museum.

The Morton Museum
210 South Dixon
Gainesville, TX 76240
August 1–October 7, 2016
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 Inman E. Page Library.

Inman E. Page Library
712 Lee Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65101
August 8–
September 10, 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 Eastland County Museum.

Eastland County Museum
114 S. Seaman St.
Eastland, TX 76448
August 15 – September 9, 2016
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, please contact the Texarkana Museums System.

Texarkana Museums System
219 N. State Line Ave
Texarkana, TX 75501

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