Events

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
May 21–
June 30, 2018
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 Mission Historical Museum.

Mission Historical Museum
900 Doherty Ave.
Mission, TX 78572
May 30 – June 30, 2018
Exhibition

In the 1930s, photographers working for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) captured unforgettable images of human fortitude and despair in the face of calamity. Nebraska photographer Bill Ganzel set out in the late 1970s to find and re-photograph Dust Bowl survivors for a book and exhibition. This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition combines the FSA photographs and Ganzel’s interviews to create an eloquent story of human fortitude. For more information, contact the Spellman Museum of Forney History.

Spellman Museum of Forney History
200 S, Bois d'Arc
Forney, TX 75126
May 30–
June 30, 2018
Exhibition

This exhibition addresses the question posed by African American poet Countee Cullen in 1926: “What is Africa to me?”  This exhibition provides a number of examples from twentieth-century African American artists—both trained and untrained—that visually respond to this question. These modern artists draw heavily on African influence, while simultaneously reinterpreting it for a different time and place. The exhibition surveys the work of forty-five artists, including unknown Africans and Haitians, through photographs, posters, and concise texts. For more information, contact the Harris County Public Library, Lone Star College CyFair Branch.

Harris County Public Library, Lone Star College CyFair Branch
9191 Barker Cypress Rd.
Cypress, TX 77433
June 1 – June 30, 2018
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 Cleburne Friends of the Cultural Arts.

Cleburne Friends of the Cultural Arts
425 Granbury Street
Cleburne, TX 76033
June 4–
August 31, 2018
Exhibition

This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition looks at the remarkable life and achievements of one of America’s most beloved personalities. Besides serving his country as a skillful diplomat and negotiator, Benjamin Franklin was a scientist, inventor, entrepreneur, humorist and philanthropist whose wisdom and wit continue to inspire and entertain us more than three hundred years after his birth. Franklin was dedicated to making the world a better place and himself a better person.  His is the quintessential American success story. For more information, please contact the Bell County Museum.

Bell County Museum
201 North Main Street
Belton, TX 76513
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
June 20–
July 31, 2018
Exhibition

Forgotten Gateway: Coming to America Through Galveston Island, a new Humanities Texas traveling exhibition presented in collaboration with the Bullock Texas State History Museum, explores the Port of Galveston's role in the story of 19th and 20th century immigration to the United States and considers universal themes of immigration including leaving home, encountering danger, confronting discrimination, and navigating bureaucracy. For more information, contact the Bosque Museum.

Bosque Museum
301 South Avenue Q
Clifton, TX 76634

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