Events

January 27 – March 10, 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 Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum.

Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum
315 W. Avenue B
Temple, TX 76501
January 27, 2018, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Workshop

The Maya Research Program will conduct three workshops in Tyler, Marshall, and Rusk on methods for documenting and preserving the history of small rural communities. Attendees will be encouraged to partner with the Maya Research Program on future community history initiatives.

Marshall Visual Arts Center
208 E. Burleson St.
Marshall, TX 75670
January 29 – March 10, 2018
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 Gregg County Historical Museum.

Gregg County Historical Museum
214 North Fredonia Street
Longview, TX 75601
January 29 – February 23, 2018
Exhibition

The availability of books and the spread of literacy profoundly influenced the discovery of the New World. Looking for people, places, and things that were described in books, explorers defined their encounters by referring to names and ideas from popular stories and ancient legends. This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition will encourage people to think about the power of stories and the lure of new found lands. This exhibition highlights the ways in which books determined what people looked for in the New World and how they interpreted what they did see. For more information, contact the Chan Shun Centennial Library.

Southwestern Adventist University
100 W. Hillcrest
Keene, TX 76059
February 1 – 23, 2018
Exhibition

This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition explores the lives of Africans during the first three centuries of the American enterprise, with particular emphasis on how the slave trade created the prosperity of the New World and stamped the evolving society with indelible aspects of African culture. This exhibition features illustrations of paintings, watercolor sketches, details from panoramic panel and mural paintings, engravings, archival documents, color photographs of historic places, and maps and graphs of the origins and destinations of slaves. For more information, please contact the Coastal Bend College Library.

Coastal Bend College Library
3800 Charco Road
Beeville, TX 78102
February 3-
May 26, 2018
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 Bell County Museum.

Bell County Museum
201 N. Main Street
Belton, TX 76513
February 10 – March 23, 2018
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 Whitehead Memorial Museum.

Whitehead Memorial Museum
1308 S. Main Street
Del Rio, TX 78840
February 12 – March 12, 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 Lubbock Public Library – Patterson Branch.

Lubbock Public Library – Patterson Branch
1836 Parkway
Lubbock, TX 79403
February 15 – March 15, 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 Wells Branch Community Library.

Wells Branch Community Library
15001 Wells Port Drive
Austin, TX 78728
February 16 – March 16, 2018
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 Parr Library.

Parr Library
6200 Windhaven Pkwy
Plano, TX 75093

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