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Sounds Like Texas: Highlights From Music Collections at the Briscoe Center

Sid Richardson Hall, Unit 2
Monday-Friday,   10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Austin, Texas

The Briscoe Center houses extensive collections of research materials related to Texas music. Currently on display at the Sid Richardson Hall is a small sampling drawn from the Center's collections documenting the musical history of Austin and the Lone Star State. On view in the gallery are record albums, photographs, correspondence, posters, and memorabilia documenting Austin clubs, the Kerrville Festival, Tejano music, blues, country, rock 'n' roll, songwriters, and, of course, Willie. A special feature of fourteen poster-size enlargements pays tribute to photographer Burton Wilson, who documented so much of Austin's musical history beginning in the late 1960s.

From FDR to JFK: Presidential Photographs from the Briscoe Center
On view starting March 11, 2015

Sam Rayburn Museum
Monday-Friday,   9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Austin, Texas

The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin proudly presents From FDR to JFK: Presidential Photographs from the Briscoe Center. The exhibit will be on display at the Sam Rayburn Museum, a division of the Briscoe Center, from March 11, 2015, to July 18, 2015. This exhibit highlights the four presidents with whom Rayburn served as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives—Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and John F. Kennedy. In addition, the exhibit features images of some of the events and personalities that helped define each president's tenure, capturing the interaction of the president with his times.

March to Freedom
On view starting February 21, 2015

LBJ Presidential Library
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Austin, Texas

In honor of Black History Month, a new photographic exhibit by UT Austin’s Briscoe Center and the LBJ Presidential Library celebrates the 50th anniversaries of the civil rights marches in Selma, Alabama, and the 1965 Voting Rights Act. March to Freedom features rare photographs of “Bloody Sunday” on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma (March 7, 1965); documents, quotes and images that celebrate the Selma-to-Montgomery marches; and photos from the LBJ Library’s 2014 Civil Rights Summit..


Willie Nelson: Texas Icon
On view starting November 8, 2014

DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium, Red McCombs Red Zone
Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-10 p.m. and Friday, 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
Austin, Texas

In 2013, Nelson donated his vast collection of gifts, awards, and personal items to the University of Texas at Austin’s Briscoe Center. The Briscoe Center is a natural home for the Willie Nelson Collection, with resources covering a wide range of folk and popular music of Texas and the greater South and Southwest. The Willie Nelson display in the North End Zone of the Longhorn football stadium will change regularly to explore different aspects of this multitalented man and his music.


The Rayburn Museum

Bonham, Texas

The Sam Rayburn Museum will reopen Sunday, November 11, after a comprehensive renovation of its permanent exhibit, the first major overhaul of the exhibit since the museum opened more than fifty years ago.