The Upshaws of County Line
11 March – 30 April 2017
Photographer Richard Orton of Nacogdoches, Texas, documented descendants of County Line’s original pioneers, still living in the town these many generations later. The exhibit includes 30 images, conveying the contemporary experience of life in a freedom colony. The exhibit is made possible through a partnership with Stephen F. Austin State University’s School of Art Galleries.
The Texas Missions and Churches of Roberto Cardinale
4 March 2017 – 20 August 2017
Featuring wooden sculptures by Robert Cardinale, Texas Missions and Churches presents an artist’s vision of 12 iconic Texas religious sites to explore the critical role missions and churches played in the development of the Lone Star State. The exhibit includes wooden artistic interpretations of San Antonio’s Spanish Missions, San Fernando Cathedral, El Paso’s Mission Ysleta, and other sites.
Perceptions of Texas
February 24, 2017 – May 28, 2017
The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures will partner with the Ayusa Global Exchange international student program for a new exhibit. High school-level students participating in Ayusa Global Exchange will use a variety of media to express their perceptions of Texas before and during their time here.
From culture shock, to favorite customs, to differences in schooling across the world, Ayusa students will share what they learned and what surprised them about Texas.
To offer a counterpoint to the exchange students’ artworks, each international student is paired with a Texas student at their host high school, who will share what they learned from their Ayusa partners.
Foreign by Land, Native by Heart
9 December 2016 – 9 April 2017
Four refugee families tell their stories about coming to San Antonio. Their accounts describe the conditions that caused them to flee their native countries, and how they have adapted to their new homes.
The families profiled in the exhibit have come to Texas from Malaysia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iran. The exhibit will recount the circumstances of the refugee process, such as minimal luggage, a plastic bag containing the family’s vital records, and samples of the necessities and mementos they chose to bring with them on the trip.
1000 Parks and a Line in the Sky
21 October – 16 April 2017
“1000 Parks and a Line in the Sky: Broadway, Avenue of the Future,” is a design vision by Antonio Petrov, UTSA assistant professor of architecture, and the “think/do-tank” he has established in the College of Architecture, Construction and Planning. The exhibit features a 50-foot-long model of Broadway, a street that has the potential to become San Antonio’s great urban avenue.