October 1—
November 30, 2019

This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition is composed of thirty-one photographs from the work of University of Texas at El Paso professor emeritus Dr. Robert H. Schmidt. Dr. Schmidt’s background is in natural resources and physical geography. For the last three decades he has tracked changes in the Chihuahuan Desert. This exhibition presents, in visual form, an interpretation of scientific information about the region of the Chihuahuan Desert.

Covering over 140,000 square miles, the Chihuahuan Desert is considered the largest in North America. This exhibition explores the topography and natural beauty of the Chihuahuan Desert and considers the human impact upon it over a period of thirty years. For more information, please contact the El Paso Museum of History.

El Paso Museum of History
510 N. Santa Fe Street
El Paso, TX 79901
October 12, 2019—January 17, 2020

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 Museum of the Southwest.

Museum of the Southwest
1705 W. Missouri Avenue
Midland, TX 79701
November 1, 2019–
January 10, 2020

Curated by a native of Sudan, this Humanities Texas traveling exhibition uses color photographs, descriptive texts, and artifacts to provide a vivid introduction to the town and people of a Nubian village on the banks of the Nile. For more information, contact the Bell County Museum.

Bell County Museum
P.O. Box 1381
Belton, TX 76513
November 11—December 3, 2019

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 Pearce Collections Museum.

Pearce Museum
3100 W. Collin St.
Corsicana, TX 75110
February 1–
March 1, 2020

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 Wells Branch Community Library.

Wells Branch Community Library
15001 Wells Port Dr.
Austin, TX 78728
March 1—31, 2020

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 Carrollton Public Library at Josey Ranch Lake.

Carrollton Public Library at Josey Ranch Lake
1700 Keller Springs Road
Carrollton, TX 75006
May 4—June 12, 2020

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 Silent Wings Museum.

Silent Wings Museum
6202 N I-27
Lubbock, TX 79403