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Past

'Lady at the Spinning Wheel', Emma Andres, Prescott, Arizona, ca. 1933.

Spring 2014

Red and White and a Bit of Another Color

Winedale Historical Complex
Round Top, Texas 78954-4901

February 10 – 23, 2014

Red and White showcases this crisp color combination across a range of quilts, embroidered redwork, study textiles, and quilt blocks. With one notable exception, all the textiles on display are both red and white, though, occasionally, a bit of another color (or two) also appears!

Logo for News to History Exhibit

Winter 2013 - Spring 2014

News to History: Selections from the Briscoe Center

Richard Nixon Presidential Library
Yorba Linda, California

December 21, 2013 – March 2, 2014

Since December 21, the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum has been hosting News to History: Selections from the Briscoe Center. The exhibit has proved popular and has been extended until March 2. Additionally, the exhibit was recently reviewed by the Los Angeles Daily News.

Beatles

Summer 2013 - Spring 2014

Dennis Brack: A Career in Photojournalism

Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Austin, Texas

May 22, 2013 – April 1, 2014

Photojournalist Dennis Brack donated his archive to the Briscoe Center in 2008. From this large body of work, he chose the 225 photographs included in this retrospective exhibition.

Texas Furniture exhibit

Summer 2013

Texas Furniture From The Ima Hogg Winedale Collection

Bullock Texas State History Museum
Austin, Texas

The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History and the Bullock Museum present this special exhibition in the Bullock Museum’s Albert and Ethel Herzstein Hall. It offers a rare opportunity for visitors to see pieces from the most significant collection of 19th-century Texas furniture in existence.

Winter-Summer 2013

News to History: Photojournalism and the Presidency

LBJ Presidential Library
Austin, Texas

Showcasing the Briscoe Center’s unparalleled photographic collections, News to History highlights the thirteen presidential administrations from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Barack Obama.

Dominick Dunne. Dunne (Dominick) Papers, e_dd_0149.

Spring 2012

"An Extraordinary Life": The Dominick Dunne Papers

Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
The University of Texas at Austin
2313 Red River
Sid Richardson Hall, Unit 2
Austin, Texas

April 30, 2012 – March 9, 2013

"An Extraordinary Life": The Dominick Dunne Papers, which shares the story of the acclaimed journalist and writer's life as documented in his personal and professional papers, is on display at the Briscoe Center’s Sid Richardson Hall Unit 2 through March 9, 2013.

Detail from Variable Star Crib Quilt, 1866. e_wqh_0222.

Winter 2013

"Threads of Tradition: Amish and Mennonite Quilts"

Winedale Historical Complex
Four miles northeast of Roundtop at 3738 FM 2714 (off FM 1457). Directions and map.

February 11 - 23, 2013

Join us at Winedale for an expanded exhibition contrasting the quilting traditions of Amish and Mennonite communities. The exhibit is free and open to the public. 

Photograph of Flag Raising on Iwo Jima, 02/23/1945, by Joe Rosenthal

Winter 2012

Etched Memory: Icons of American Photography

Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum
Austin, Texas

"Etched Memory: Icons of American Photography," an exhibit of selected photographs from the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at The University of Texas at Austin, will be on display at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum from Jan. 25 through March 25, 2012. (Photograph of Flag Raising on Iwo Jima, 02/23/1945, by Joe Rosenthal.) 

Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, 2002 copyright Melina Mara. The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, (R-TX), leads her daughter, Bailey, by the hand back to a line of fellow senators on the steps of the U.S. Capitol during a ceremony to remember the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

Fall 2011

Changing the Face of Power: Women in the U.S. Senate
An exhibition of photographs by Melina Mara
September 12 – December 23, 2011

The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Research and Collections Reading Room
Sid Richardson Hall Unit 2
The University of Texas at Austin

More than 35 photographs make up "Changing the Face of Power: Women in the U.S. Senate," a black-and-white documentary photo exhibit of 15 female lawmakers by photojournalist Melina Mara. Mara, a Seattle-based photojournalist, began photographing the 13 women senators who held office in 2001. In focused bursts, Mara traveled the country to document this defining period in the history of U.S. politics. At a time when access to national politicians is increasingly controlled, Mara persuaded a majority of the senators and their staffs to allow her to document the unprecedented role of women in the Senate, both behind the scenes and before mikes and lights, capturing unique images of these 15 women senators at work on Capitol Hill. For more information on hours and location, please call (512) 495-4518.

Image Caption: Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, 2002 copyright Melina Mara. The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, (R-TX), leads her daughter, Bailey, by the hand back to a line of fellow senators on the steps of the U.S. Capitol during a ceremony to remember the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

Spring 2011

Always Hitting a Nerve: Editorial Cartoons by Ben Sargent
April 20 through August 31, 2011

The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Research and Collections Reading Room
Sid Richardson Hall Unit 2
The University of Texas at Austin

“Always Hitting a Nerve: Editorial Cartoons by Ben Sargent,” an exhibit at the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, is a retrospective of the 1982 Pulitzer Prize-winning Austin American-Statesman cartoonist’s remarkable thirty-year career. The exhibit is drawn from the Ben Sargent Collection, which Sargent and the Austin American Statesman donated to the Briscoe Center in 2009. Sargent’s publications and his personal collection of cartoonist’s tools are also included in the exhibit.