Events

February 17, 2018, 2:00–4:00 p.m.
Public lecture

The Lubbock Public Library will host a free, public lecture by Lydia Thompson, the director of the School of Art at Texas Tech University, in conjunction with the Humanities Texas exhibition "Black Art: The Importance of Objects and Culture." The lecture will focus on the art pieces found in the exhibition and explore their significance in greater detail.

Patterson Branch Library
1836 Parkway Drive
Lubbock, TX 79403
March 1–
May 1, 2018
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, contact the Tarrant County College.

Tarrant County College
828 W Harwood Rd
Hurst, TX 76054
March 3–31, 2018
Exhibition

This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition surveys the Alamo of the Texas imagination through illustrations drawn from historical documents, paintings, sketches, cartoons, comic books, television, and movie interpretations. For more information, contact the Davis Library.

Davis Library
7501-B Independence Pkwy
Plano, TX 75025
March 24 – May 4, 2018
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 Whitehead Memorial Museum.

Whitehead Memorial Museum
1308 S. Main Street
Del Rio, TX 78840
April 1 – June 30, 2018
Exhibition

This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition uses paintings, lithographs, sketches, letters, diaries, sheet music, print documents, and artifacts from museums and libraries in both the United States and Mexico to narrate the story of the often overlooked U.S.-Mexican War. For more information, contact the USS Kidd Veterans Museum.

USS Kidd Veterans Museum
305 South River Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
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 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
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

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