Events

September 22, 2023–March 2, 2024
Exhibition

The exhibition A Well-trained Eye features works by thirteen artists who explore issues such as surveillance, classification, and categorical thinking in relation to AI technologies, looking closely at the biases that underlie data collection and analysis. Encompassing different media—drawing, watercolor, photography, video, and installation—the artworks assembled here examine how human and computer vision are inextricably linked. For more information contact The University of Texas at Austin Visual Arts Center.

January 29 - March 12, 2024
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 Panola College.

Panola College
1109 W Panola Street
Carthage, TX 75633
February 5 - 29, 2024
Exhibition

R. C. Hickman was a Dallas photographer whose thousands of images produced from 1949 to 1961 document aspects of life in an African American community in Texas. His photographs depict a community largely invisible to white Americans—thoroughly a part of mainstream America by virtue of accomplishment and lifestyle but excluded from it because of race. This 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 Kerr Regional History Center.

Kerr Regional History Center
425 Water Street
Kerrville, TX 78028
February 8–March 23, 2024
Exhibition

From February 8–March 23, Gregg County Historical Museum will present the exhibition Undertold Stories: 18 African American Historical Markers of Gregg County in honor of Black History Month. There will be a free lecture March 9, 2024. For more information contact Gregg County Historical Museum.

Gregg County Historical Museum
214 N Fredonia Street
Longview, TX 75601
February 23, 2024, 7:00 p.m.
Film screening

At 7:00 p.m., DACAMERA and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston present the Houston premiere screening of the new documentary Fanny: The Other Mendelssohn. This fascinating documentary illuminates the life and talent of a remarkable composer—Fanny Mendelssohn. Born in 1800s Berlin, she was hindered by societal constraints on women and overshadowed by her brother Felix, so her accomplishments were little known until feminist scholars discovered her. Following the screening, Director Sheila Hayman, Sarah Rothenberg and Rice Musicologist Marcia Citron discuss Fanny and the documentary. For more information contact DACAMERA.

Brown Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts Houston
1001 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005
February 26–April 6, 2024
Exhibition

From February 26–April 6, Ranger College will host the exhibition Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature. The exhibition explores the power of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein to expose hidden fears of science and technology as human efforts to penetrate the secrets of nature continue. For more information contact Ranger College.

Golemon Library
1100 College Circle
Ranger, TX 76470
February 29–March 17, 2024
Festival

From February 29–March 17, the Bishop Arts Theatre Center will host the third annual banned books festival. The Sum of Us One-Act Festival is a collection of short plays by six local playwrights inspired by Heather McGhee’s brilliant analysis of the same name, exploring the far-reaching costs of racism and the path to healing as a community. For more information contact the Bishop Arts Theatre Center.

Bishop Arts Theatre Center
215 South Tyler Street
Dallas, TX 75208
March 22–23, 2024
Symposium

The 2024 LCpl. Benjamin W. Schmidt Symposium will be held March 22–23, 2024, on the campus of Texas Christian University. This year’s symposium will focus on Korea: The First Forever War, with participants considering the causes, experiences, and long-lasting consequences of a war that has yet to officially end. For more information contact Texas Christian University.

Dee J. Kelly Alumni & Visitors Center
2820 Stadium Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76109
March 30–
May 22, 2024
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 Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum.

Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum
315 W Avenue B
Temple, TX 76501