Little Texan, Big World
24 June – 29 October 2017
This exhibit features artwork by participants in the City of San Antonio’s Parks & Recreation youth centers. Through storytelling, film, photography and more, area youth explore their own identities through examining their cultural, social and familial experiences. The exhibit focuses on how the student artists view themselves at Texans and how they see themselves in relation to the rest of the world.
The Other Side of the Eagle Ford Shale
13 May – 1 November 2017
The Eagle Ford Shale has had a tremendous technological and economic impact on Texas and the world. What have been the consequences for housing in South Texas communities? Most of the oil is obtained by hydraulic fracturing, turning some locals into overnight millionaires and displacing others who can’t keep up with housing market increases. Key stakeholders and sectors of the economy have been challenged to meet the housing needs of local residents.
The exhibit will include landscape and structure images focusing on housing in Dimmit, La Salle, and Zavala counties. Museum guests can explore four sections to the exhibit, including a general overview of the region, oil activity and state of housing, responses from local and external entrepreneurs, and opportunities for the future. Additionally, some UTSA Architecture students were invited to submit conceptual housing units for an “opportunities for the future” section.
Texas in the First World War
6 April 2017 – 11 March 2018
“Texas in the First World War” Explores the role of the Lone Star State in this pivotal world event. Co-curated by students from the University of Texas at San Antonio, research began with a semester-long course on World War I where students explored the war as a whole, then took a closer look at activities in the state.
9 December 2016 – January 2018
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.