MLK, Dolores Huerta, Cesar Chavez, and Farm Workers

MLK, Dolores Huerta, Cesar Chavez, and Farm Workers

Columbia Heights wants Texans to think about equal rights. The Institute of Texan Cultures has partnered with students from Columbia Heights Elementary School, San Antonio, TX to bring two special exhibits to the museum this spring.

February 15, 2016 - June 5, 2016


Past Student Produced Exhibits

View past student-produced exhibits on display at the Institute of Texan Cultures. Click on the links below to view student artwork and learn more about what inspired students to create each piece.

Our Community: The History and Heritage of New Braunfels, TX

Comal Independent School District

November 11, 2016 - February 12, 2017

Students throughout Comal Independent School District celebrate their region's cultural heritage through a multi-media exhibit. Paintings in the German tradition, replicas of cattle brands, mural re-creation, and an interactive display highlight the hidden history of New Braunfels and surrounding towns.

Girl’s Eye View: An Eastside Herstory

Martinez Street Women's Center Girlzone

Summer 2016

Young residents of the Eastside of San Antonio share their herstory through photography, poetry, and film. This exhibit gives viewers an opportunity to explore a collection of personal narratives by Eastside youth as well as aspects of their culture.

The Life and Legacy of Cesar E. Chavez, Dolores Huerta, and Farm Workers

Columbia Heights Elementary

Spring 2016

This student produced exhibit features drawn interpretations of the U.S. Farm Workers Movement and its revolutionary impact on labor equality.

A Digital Exhibition of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Columbia Heights Elementary

Winter/Spring 2016

Columbia Heights wants Texans to think about equal rights. A Digital Exhibition of Martin Luther King, Jr. celebrates the contribution MLK made to civil justice in America. Students aged four to ten contributed their talents and visions of social justice to this show.

Honoring Texas Military Members

Brandeis High School

Winter 2015/2016

Students from the Advanced Placement United States History classes at Brandeis High School of Northside Independent School District explored the concept of honor and the roles of individuals in military service.

Texas, Our Texas!

Monarch Academy at Morgan's Wonderland

Winter/Spring 2015

The students at Monarch Academy at Morgan's Wonderland told their story of Texas in this art exhibit featuring the symbols of Texas.

Texas 4-H Quilts and Student Masterpieces

Texas A&M Agrilife Extension

Fall 2014/Winter 2015

With skills that have brought Texans warmth and confort for generations, 4-H Club students used quilting to make a difference through charities such as Project Linus and Quilts of Valor.

Colors of Fiesta!

Academy of Careers and Technologies Charter High School, San Antonio, TX

Spring 2014

Academy of Careers and Technologies Charter High School's fashion and design program celebrated the vibrancy and excitement of one of San Antonio's favorite traditions in this exhibit of student-designed Fiesta hats.

Holiday Mail Art Project

Crockett Elementary, San Antonio Independent School District

Winter 2013/2014

Students from Crockett Elementary helped us recognize and honor various winter holiday traditions of families, communities, and regions across Texas by participating in our Holiday Traditions Mail Art Project.

Ramp It Up: Texas Style

MacArthur High School, Northeast Independent School District

Fall 2013

Students from MacArthur High School in San Antonio's Northeast Independent School District depicted skate culture in Texas today through deck art.

Fiesta Medals: The Next Generation

Edgewood Fine Arts Academy, Edgewood Independent School District

Spring 2013

Students from Edgewood Academy drew inspiration from celebrations of the past and present to create their own Fiesta Medal designs.

Honor: Students’ Remembrances Through Altars

International School of the Americas, Northeast Independent School District

Fall 2012

Global Art students from International School of the Americas in San Antonio sought to explore a variety of cultures and engage in a conversation about the ways in which humans express honor, remembrance, and even mourning.


A Maverick’s Texas

Pasadena Memorial High School, Pasadena Independent School District

Spring 2012

Inspired by Griff Smith's Texas, a photo exhibit that showcased the work of Texas Highways Magazine photo editor J. Griffis Smith, the students of Pasadena Memorial High School in Pasadena, TX sought to capture the uniqueness of their hometown.


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