Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Coming Exhibits

Sept. 1 –Oct. 10     Images of Valor: U.S. Latinos and Latinas of World War II

Joe Bernal at age 17 in Salinas, California on September 1, 1945. Courtesy of the U.S. Latino & Latina WWII Oral History Project

Featuring historical photographs from the U.S. Latino & Latina WWII Oral History Project archives and contemporary photographs of men and women of the WWII generation by photojournalist Valentino Mauricio, Images of Valorr focuses on individual stories that reveal larger themes such as citizenship and civil rights and features excerpts from the more than five hundred oral history interviews that were part of the project. The exhibit was created by the School of Journalism and Center for Mexican American Studies at The University of Texas at Austin and produced by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. In addition, the Conner Museum is soliciting photos of WWII veterans from throughout South Texas to include as a local component. These local materials will then be donated to the South Texas Archives where they will be preserved and accessible for generations.

Jan. 28 – March 16      The Bison: American Icon

Created by the C.M. Russell Museum in Great Falls, Montana, and distributed by NEH-on-the-Road, this nationally-touring exhibit contains 22 kiosks exploring the significance of this American native species, the changes to its natural habit, and the effect its decline had on native peoples. The exhibit also examines the bison’s transformation to an icon and the effect its symbolism continues to have today.

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