Events

March 6–July 11, 2021
Exhibition

Capturing the sweeping visual imagery of the original miniseries, the Lonesome Dove exhibition presents classic images taken during filming by Bill Wittliff, renowned photographer, writer, and executive producer (with Suzanne De Passe) of Lonesome Dove. The images, however, are worlds apart from ordinary production stills, depicting an extraordinary union of art, literature, and history. For more information contact the Irving Arts Center.

Irving Arts Center
3333 N. MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062
March 8–May 7, 2021
Exhibition

People’s Lives: A Celebration of the Human Spirit takes us down unfamiliar paths to rest stops, markets, workshops, restaurants, and private homes in locales that most of us may never visit. People’s Lives turns its viewers into world travelers whenever they pause to take in a picture. For more information, please contact the Office of International Affairs at Texas Tech University.

Office of International Affairs, Texas Tech University
601 Indiana Avenue
Lubbock, TX 79409
March 29–May 29, 2021
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 Sam Houston Memorial Museum.

Sam Houston Memorial Museum
1402 19th St.
Huntsville, TX 77340
April 5–May 4, 2021
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 Harrison County Historical Museum.

Harrison County Historical Museum
110 East Houston
Marshall, TX 75671
April 14—24, 2021
Exhibition

In the early 1970s, Bill Wittliff visited a ranch in northern Mexico where the vaqueros still worked cattle in traditional ways. Wittliff photographed the vaqueros as they went about daily chores that had changed little since the first Mexican cowherders learned to work cattle from a horse's back. Wittliff captured a way of life that now exists only in memory and in the photographs included in this exhibition. This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition features photographs with bilingual narrative text that reveal the muscle, sweat, and drama that went into roping a calf in thick brush or breaking a wild horse in the saddle. For more information, contact the Coleman Public Library.

Coleman Public Library
402 S Commercial Ave
Coleman, TX 76834
April 27–June 5, 2021
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 Armstrong County Museum.

Armstrong County Museum
120 Tice Street
Claude, TX 79019
May 1–31, 2021
Exhibition

Mexico: Splendors of Thirty Centuries presents three thousand years of Mexican culture and history through photographs of stone sculptures from prehistoric times, liturgical artifacts from Colonial days, nineteenth-century portraits and landscapes, and works on canvas and paper by twentieth-century muralists. This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition strives to enhance appreciation of the richness and complexity of Mexico and its people. For more information, please contact the Freeport Historical Museum.

Freeport Historical Museum
311 E Park Ave
Freeport, TX 77541
May 3–31, 2021
Exhibition

This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition surveys the vitality and breadth of creative writing in Texas from the mid-twentieth century to the turn of the twenty-first century. It provides an overview of the literary accomplishments of Texas writers in a series of panels featuring portraits of authors, books, workplaces, narrative settings, and evocative quotations. For more information, please contact the Leander Public Library.

Leander Public Library
1011 S. Bagdad Rd.
Leander, TX 78641
June 8–July 20, 2021
Exhibition

The annexation of Texas as the twenty-eighth member of the United States of America had a profound impact on world events and the course of democracy in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition narrates the story of Texas as a Mexican colony and Republic, its campaign to join the United States, the vote for annexation, and the consequences of that vote. For more information, please contact the Rockwall County Historical Foundation Museum.

Rockwall County Historical Foundation Museum
901 East Washington St.
Rockwall, TX 75087
June 14–July 14, 2021
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 Kerr Regional History Center.

Kerr Regional History Center
425 Water St
Kerrville, TX 78028

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