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Seeking Community: Asian American Belonging Within the Austin American-Statesman

Photographer Lizzie Chen and Asian Pacific American Community Archivist Ayshea Khan are excited to present a curated selection of photographs from the Austin American-Statesman Photographic Morgue collection housed at the Austin History Center. These images from the 1960s-1980s offer a rare glimpse into early moments of collaboration, education, and exchange.

Currently on display July 19 - October 9 | Location:  Spicewood Springs Library - 8637 Spicewood Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78759

We'll just rock for ourselves: Selections from the Lisa Davis Photograph Archive

We’ll Just Rock for Ourselves: Selections from the Lisa Davis Photograph Archive

We’ll Just Rock for Ourselves presents photographs from the  Lisa Davis Photograph Archive  (AR.2011.022) that document Austin’s lesbian musicians and LGBTQ activists of the 1990s. The title is taken from the Power Snatch song, “No Thanks (We’ll Just Rock for Ourselves),” which was written in response to the song “Intellectuals Rocking for Women” by the all-male band the Pocket FishRmen. Photographs and video footage of Power Snatch, the 1990s all-female punk band of Cindy Widner, Darcee Douglas, Terri Lord, Laura Creedle and Kate Messer are featured in the exhibit along with documentation of the bands Girls in the Nose, The Gretchen Phillips Xperience, Sincola, Two Nice Girls, and Swine King. The genres of these bands ranged from folk to experimental to funk, but at the core was the punk ethos of nonconformity and individuality.

Currently on display June 2023 - June 2024 | Location: Austin Public Central Library - 710 W Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701 4th floor