Dolph Briscoe: Texan Now on Display at the Briscoe–Garner Museum
Tuesday - Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Briscoe–Garner Museum, a division of the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin, proudly presents the new permanent exhibit Dolph Briscoe: Texan. The exhibit is displayed on the refurbished second floor of the Briscoe–Garner Museum, which until now has never been open to the public. Dolph Briscoe: Texan is organized around key themes in the governor's life and career, and covers his time as a rancher and family man in Uvalde, his military service in World War II, his key accomplishments while serving as a state representative and later governor of Texas, and his wide-ranging philanthropic activities.
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.
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.
Willie Nelson: Texas Icon
On view starting November 8, 2014
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 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.