Current Exhibits - Austin History Center

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Visitors at the opening reception for "Making the Grade," 2015

Current Exhibits

Clearing Stones, Sowing Seeds: Photographs from the Travis County Negro Extension Service

Holt Gallery, Austin History Center / February 6, 2018 - April 15, 2018

The Austin History Center invites you to to its newest exhibit “Clearing Stones and Sowing Seeds: Photographs from the Travis County Negro Extension Service”. The exhibit presents selections from the Travis County Negro Extension Service Photography Collection (AR.2000.025) archived at the History Center. The photographs, taken between 1940 and 1964, document the variety of services and educational programs offered by the Extension Service, including animal husbandry, crafts, domestic education, gardening and agriculture, and home improvement. 

The exhibit is free and open to the public.  Read more.

 

Place Your Face in History

 

Austin History Center / February, 2018 - Summer

The Austin History Center invites you to to participate in the exhibit “Place Your Face in HIstory”. For your enjoyment we’ve put together a set of life-sized images of people and settings from Austin’s past that make for great picture-taking. We invite you to enter these historic settings for a snapshot or selfie or both. Take a photo at the bar of an old Austin Saloon. Add your face to a picture of a UT football player from the days of leather helmets and no face guards. Or stroll across Congress Avenue around 1940 with the Capitol in the background.

The exhibit is free and open to the public.

 

Peter Mansbendel: Handcrafted History

New Non-Fiction, 5th Floor Central Library / January, 2018 - 

Peter Mansbendel was perhaps the most talented woodcarver in Texas and the Southwest, though he remains a relatively unknown among 20th century Texas artists. His artistic legacy is represented in architectural details in hundreds of buildings across Texas and hundreds, if not thousands, of household items. His influence can be seen throughout Austin in many of its buildings including the Austin History Center where his craftsmanship is on display in the woodwork through out building. 

Holt Photo Gallery at the Austin History Center, 810 Guadalupe St. The exhibit recognizes local Latina singers, musicians and other Latinas who are or have been part of the local music scene since the early twentieth century to the present but whose presence have not been totally documented or preserved in the annals of Austin’s music history. - See more at: /press-release/latinas-shadow-live-music-capital-world-57367#sthash.YLK4ubxS.dpuf