Events

April 2 – 30, 2018
Exhibition

A celebratory survey of works by Latinos in the past thirty years, this Humanities Texas traveling exhibition presents images of authors, books, movie stills, public presentations, and illustrations. It is based on an original exhibition at the University of Houston Library that documented a quarter century of Hispanic publishing in the United States. For more information, please contact the St. Joseph County Public Library.

St. Joseph County Public Library
304 S. Main Street
South Bend, IN 46601
April 15 – May 15, 2018
Exhibition

Based on a major traveling exhibition by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and developed by Humanities Texas, The Art of Chivalry: European Arms and Armor utilizes photographs, illustrations, and explanatory text to explore the age of chivalry. For more information, please contact Lone Star College – Tomball.

Lone Star College
30555 Tomball Parkway
Tomball, TX 77375
April 23 – May 18, 2018
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 Martin County Historical Museum.

Martin County Historical Museum
207 E. Broadway
Stanton, TX 79782
April 27–29, 2018
Conference

The San Elizario Genealogy and Historical Society will host their annual history conference, which is free and open to the public. The conference—which focuses on the Camino Real de Tierra Adentro and, more generally, on the Spanish Colonial history of the American Southwest—will feature presentations by scholars and experts from both the U.S. and Mexico.

Adobe Horseshoe Theatre
1500 Main Street
San Elizario, TX 79849
May 30 – June 30, 2018
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 Spellman Museum of Forney History.

Spellman Museum of Forney History
200 S, Bois d'Arc
Forney, TX 75126
May 30 – June 30, 2018
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 Harris County Public Library, Lone Star College CyFair Branch.

Harris County Public Library, Lone Star College CyFair Branch
9191 Barker Cypress Rd.
Cypress, TX 77433
June 1 – June 30, 2018
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 Cleburne Friends of the Cultural Arts.

Cleburne Friends of the Cultural Arts
425 Granbury Street
Cleburne, TX 76033
June 4–
August 31, 2018
Exhibition

Adopted on December 15, 1791, as the first ten amendments to the Constitution, the Bill of Rights is the very basis of American ideals and guarantees the rights and privileges of all citizens. This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition surveys the famous document itself and other important amendments to the Constitution that changed the course of American history. For more information, please contact the Bell County Museum.

Bell County Museum
P.O. Box 1381
Belton, TX 76513
June 4–
August 31, 2018
Exhibition

This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition examines the document upon which our country was founded: the United States Constitution. Written to "secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our Posterity," the Constitution is short, simple, and often ambiguous. As the blueprint for our nation’s government, it represents a set of beliefs and a way of life. This exhibition seeks to explain the immense importance of a document that holds answers to challenging questions of government and features twelve panels charting the progress of former colonies to a united nation. For more information contact the Bell County Museum.

Bell County Museum
P.O. Box 1381
Belton, TX 76513
June 7 – August 30, 2018
Exhibition

This exhibition presents photographs by renowned documentary photographer Russell Lee and draws from the magnificent archive that he donated to the Briscoe Center for American History just prior to his death in 1986. This exhibition offers a rare glimpse into the remarkable images he produced in 1935 and 1936 when he first took up a camera and goes on to highlight the vast body of important work that Lee produced from 1947 through 1977. The 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 University of Texas at El Paso Centennial Museum & Chihuahuan Desert Gardens.

UTEP Centennial Museum & Chihuahuan Desert Gardens
500 W. University Ave.
El Paso, TX 79902

Pages