Events

June 1–
September 25, 2020
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 Museum of the Southwest.

Museum of the Southwest
1705 W. Missouri Ave.
Midland, TX 79701
September 1–
October 11, 2020
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 Frisco Heritage Center & Museum.

Frisco Heritage Center & Museum
6455 Page St.
Frisco, TX 75034
September
1–30, 2020
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 Rockwall County Historical Museum.

Rockwall County Historical Museum
901 E. Washington St
Rockwall, TX 75087
September 1–
September 30, 2020
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 the Czech Heritage Museum & Genealogy Center.

Czech Heritage Museum & Genealogy Center
119 W. French Ave.
Temple, TX 76501
September 15–October 28, 2020
Exhibition

This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition looks at early Texas buildings for information about settlers' visions of community and progress and their accommodation to the physical demands and economic realities of everyday life. For more information, contact the Harrison County Historical Museum.

Harrison County Historical Museum
110 East Houston
Marshall, TX 75671
Semptember 15–
October 27, 2020
Exhibition

State Fair is a visual distillation of Arthur Grace's photographic odyssey through fairs in ten states—California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, and Virginia. Time and again, regardless of geographical location, Grace's images deftly capture the strange mixture of the traditional, the kitsch, and the off-the-wall that is unique to these annual gatherings, which began as a celebration of rural American life and have evolved into super-sized extravaganzas. State Fair is an exhibition by the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at The University of Texas at Austin, presented in partnership with Humanities Texas. For further information regarding this event, please contact the Haggard Public Library.

Haggard Public Library
2501 Coit Rd
Plano, TX 75075
September 15–October 14, 2020
Exhibition

This selection of images by eight gifted photographers, plus maps showing historical relocations of the border, highlights the vitality of places, people, and patterns of culture along the Texas-Mexico border. For more information, contact Ozuna Library at Palo Alto College.

Ozuna Library at Palo Alto College
1400 W Villaret Blvd
San Antonio, TX 78224
September 25–October 30, 2020
Exhibition

This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition provides a historical overview of U.S. Latino participation in World War II and features historical photographs from the U.S. Latino & Latina WWII Oral History Project archives and contemporary photographs of men and women of the WWII generation by photojournalist Valentino Mauricio. It focuses on individual stories that reveal larger themes such as citizenship and civil rights and features excerpts from the more than five hundred oral history interviews that were part of the project. For more information, contact the National Museum of the Pacific War.

National Museum of the Pacific War
328 East Main
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
September 26–November 28, 2020
Exhibition

This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition includes forty-four facsimile prints of exceptional pen-and-ink drawings by Clifford K. Berryman that highlight timeless aspects of the American campaign and election process. Although faces and personalities change, Berryman's cartoons illustrate how the political process in our democracy has remained remarkably consistent. The cartoons provide relevant commentary and fascinating insight into the campaigns and elections of today. For more information, please contact the Wichita Falls Museum of Art.

Wichita Falls Museum of Art
Two Eureka Circle
Wichita Falls, TX 76308
October 4–31, 2020
Exhibition

In the 1840s, German immigrants began settling at New Braunfels, Fredericksburg, Sisterdale, and other locations in Central Texas, imparting a distinctive character to these communities. This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition features reproductions of archival photographs, newspaper headlines, maps, and paintings that tell the story of a people remarkable for individual and communal industry in setting down roots and adapting ways of the old country to life in a new world. For more information, please contact the Mahon Public Library.

Mahon Public Library
1306 9th St.
Lubbock, TX 79401

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