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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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$6 – $65

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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The Creation of Me

December 8, 2018 @ 9:00 am - March 10, 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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A three-month art project challenged students from Brooks Academy of Science and Engineering to take on the complicated and nuanced theme of identity. The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures has collaborated with Brooks to show the results of this project as the next student exhibit, “The Creation of Me.” Through interviews with parents, grandparents and other family members, students uncovered stories about their heritage and developed an understanding of their places in society. The exercise instilled a sense of pride…

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February 2019

Asian Festival: Year of the Boar

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures hosts an annual Asian Festival the weekend following the Chinese New Year. The festival features a wide spectrum of Asian cultures and attracts event-goers from across the state. The family-friendly event features musical and cultural performances on multiple stages. Guests can enjoy authentic Asian-American food, with a menu including Japanese, Korean, Thai, Laotian, Filipino and other delectable cuisines. Activities on the grounds include cooking demonstrations, henna painting and palm reading; martial arts demonstrations and…

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