Events

August 7–
November 18, 2014
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 Austin-Bergstrom International Airport at 512.530.7541.

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
3600 Presidential Blvd.
Austin, TX 78719
September 27–November 30, 2014
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 Confederate Reunion Grounds at 254.472.0959.

Confederate Reunion Grounds
1738 FM 2705
Mexia, TX 76667
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 6–November 9, 2014
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 Heritage Farmstead Museum.

Heritage Farmstead Museum
1900 West 15th St.
Plano, TX 75075
October 6–
November 14, 2014
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 Coronado Quivira Museum at 620.257.3941.

Coronado Quivira Museum
105 West Lyons
Lyons, KS 67554
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
October 12–December 12, 2014
Exhibition

In the 1930s, photographers working for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) captured unforgettable images of human fortitude and despair in the face of calamity. Nebraska photographer Bill Ganzel set out in the late 1970s to find and re-photograph Dust Bowl survivors for a book and exhibition. This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition combines the FSA photographs and Ganzel’s interviews to create an eloquent story of human fortitude. 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
October 13, 2014–November 21, 2014
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 Morton Museum at 940.668.8900.

Morton Museum
210 South Dixon
Gainesville, TX 76240
October 13–December 13, 2014
Exhibition

Destination México displays a large collection of facsimile mementos from tourists’s travels to Mexico, including post cards, saved leaflets, and organized snapshots.  This exhibition also examines the influence of political and economic conditions in Mexico and the United States and technological developments in tourism. For more information, please contact the Forest Home Farms Historic Park.

Forest Home Farms Historic Park
19953 San Ramon Valley Blvd.
San Ramon, CA 94583
October 15–November 15, 2014
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 San Marcos Public Library.

San Marcos Public Library
625 East Hopkins St.
San Marcos, TX 78666

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