Vietnam: Evidence of War
On view starting March 31, 2016
LBJ Presidential Library
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Vietnam: Evidence of War showcases the rich archival resources at the Briscoe Center that explore one of the most complicated, contested, and painful wars in our nation’s past. The exhibit presents a mosaic of materials that speak to how the Vietnam War and its legacy were experienced. Evidence of War reflects an impressive array of unique sources for exploring the viewpoints of soldiers and veterans, politicians and constituents, reporters and photojournalists, advocates and protesters. The exhibit also hints at how the war was reflected in art, music, and popular culture. Drawn from the extensive materials housed in the Briscoe Center’s archival collections, Vietnam: Evidence of War includes original photographs, artifacts, letters, publications, posters, oral history interviews, and more, many of which have never before been exhibited.
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.
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.