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UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures

801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States

August 2018

San Antonio 1860s-1990s: A Photographic Chronology from UTSA Special Collections

August 4, 2018 @ 9:00 am - March 31, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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$8 – $10

With nearly 3.5 million images in its historic archives, UTSA Libraries Special Collections at the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures maintains a photographic chronology of San Antonio’s history. Assembled by senior photo curator Tom Shelton, this exhibit includes historic views of San Antonio, such as ethnic communities and culture, daily life, street scenes, events, and architecture. Shelton has organized the exhibit into decades, with 300 images on display. The exhibit has received official Tricentennial recognition.

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December 2018

Viva San Antonio: Celebrating Our City

December 8, 2018 @ 9:00 am - March 31, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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UTSA anthropology students have chosen to research tourism’s role in San Antonio as a class project, evaluating its impact on local culture and in the construction of the community’s collective memory. The class studies trends and impact of changes through the Alamo’s evolving role in the city, Fiesta’s emergence as an annual tradition, the construction and expansion of the San Antonio River Walk, HemisFair ’68, and the city’s projected growth. The students contend that the emergence of tourism industry may…

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March 2019

Esta es mi Ciudad

March 8 @ 9:00 am - June 16 @ 5:00 pm
UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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$8 – $10

The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures and Robert G. Cole High School have partnered to produce the museum’s next student exhibit. “San Antonio: Esta es mi Cuidad,” is a celebration of San Antonio architecture, tourism, and history from both an artistic and photo-journalistic perspective. Student photographers from Cole High School have lived all over the country, and even the world, as military children. These images feature the elements of our city that ring true to their vision of the spirit…

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Transcendental Tricentennial: Love Letters to San Anto

March 23 @ 9:00 am - July 28 @ 5:00 pm
UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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$8 – $10

This exhibit is a visually explosive theatrical narrative that highlights Casas’ artistic trajectory and life practice. A blend of new and old, this exhibit brings together multiple artistic mediums to explore the ethos of Americans of Mexican origin in San Antonio. Chicanos/LatinX use the endearing term “San Anto” to express their sense of home, the state of their souls, hometown pride, and their local identities. This installation celebrates the people of San Anto and the river that shares its name,…

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April 2019

Fiesta Passion, Fiesta Fashion

April 6 @ 9:00 am - May 5 @ 5:00 pm
UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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$8 – $10

San Antonio fashion icons Michael Quintanilla and Graciela Carillo will draw on their own collections of clothes, costumes, accessories and more to create “Fiesta Passion, Fiesta Fashion,” a short-term exhibit at the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures. During the Fiesta season, Quintanilla is a common sight, as emcee for a variety of special events. For the exhibit, he has loaned pieces such as a vintage 1972 drum major’s coat, embellished with sequins and rhinestones. He has added a collection of…

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