Rental Procedures

Humanities Texas exhibitions are designed to appeal to institutions of all sizes and budgets, from small community centers with volunteer support to mid-size museums with curatorial staff. Our program offers a wide variety of topics and formats, high-quality content and supplementary materials, easy installation, and low rental fees. Whether you are an art center with a formal gallery space or a teacher with limited classroom space, we have exhibitions that will meet your programming needs.


Exhibition overviews are available online to help you select the best exhibitions for your venue. When you are ready to book an exhibition, contact the exhibitions coordinator or complete the online rental form. Please have your preferred booking dates and delivery address information available. Confirmation documents will be sent to you once your reservation has been processed.


Rental fees are based primarily on the cost of shipping. Prices may vary based on current fuel surcharges or venue location within the state of Texas. Out-of-state rentals are priced on an individual basis. Exhibition rental periods can be extended at $25 per additional week. Payment is expected within 30 days of receiving the exhibition via check or card, but early payments are accepted. Please contact the exhibitions coordinator for a rental fee quote specific to your venue.


All shipping is coordinated by and billed to Humanities Texas. The exhibition will arrive at your location prepaid at least a day in advance of your scheduled opening date. Please visit the exhibition overview on our website to assess the crate dimensions for your rental, as you are responsible for storing the crates while the exhibition is on display. Approximately one week before the end of your exhibit, we will send you specific instructions and materials for forwarding the exhibition to its next destination.

Financial Support

Working in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities, Humanities Texas provides financial support to public or private nonprofit organizations for programs that bring humanities scholarship to general audiences.

Humanities Texas mini-grants can provide up to $2,000 of the cost associated with public programs. These small grants are particularly appropriate for the rental of traveling exhibitions. Exhibitions must be booked before applying for a mini-grant. More information about the Humanities Texas grants program and all application materials are available online.

Book Now or Receive a Quote

To book an exhibition or receive a quote, please complete the online rental form.

Questions and Rental Information

Call 512.440.1991 or email