Faces and Places of the Chihuahuan Desert

This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition is composed of thirty-one photographs from the work of University of Texas at El Paso professor emeritus Dr. Robert H. Schmidt. Dr. Schmidt’s background is in natural resources and physical geography. For the last three decades he has tracked changes in the Chihuahuan Desert. This exhibition presents, in visual form, an interpretation of scientific information about the region of the Chihuahuan Desert.

Covering over 140,000 square miles, the Chihuahuan Desert is considered the largest in North America. This exhibition explores the topography and natural beauty of the Chihuahuan Desert and considers the human impact upon it over a period of thirty years. For more information, please contact the Irving Arts Center at 972.252.7558.

June 02–September 23, 2012
Irving Arts Center
3333 N. MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062


Map of event location
Samalayuca Dune Field. Image courtesy of Robert H. Schmidt, Jr.