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Exhibits

Current Exhibits

  • Brewing Up Texas

    Oct 21, 2017 - Oct 28, 2018

    Beer, a beverage of ancient origin, arrived in Texas nearly two centuries ago via immigrants who had brewed it for generations. Opening October 21, 2017, the "Brewing Up Texas" exhibit offers a statewide view of the role beer has played in shaping Texas.

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  • Viva Hemisfair!

    Apr 06, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018

    Through historical photos, personal anecdotes, HemisFair memorabilia, archive film footage and more, the exhibit reveals what it took to put on the fair, and how it impacted San Antonio and the surrounding area.

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  • Paint to Music

    Apr 13, 2018 - Jul 15, 2018

    The San Antonio Symphony League is proud to share a selection of the 2018 Paint to Music contest entries as a student-created exhibit at the ITC.

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  • Viva ITC!

    Apr 06, 2018 - Apr 06, 2019

    The Institute of Texan Cultures began with HemisFair’68 and it continues to inspire and educate today. The exhibit details the origins of the institute, from its commissioning in 1965, to opening in 1968.

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  • Texans One and All

    Jan 01, 2018 - Jan 01, 2019

    Texans One and All provides insight into the state’s multicultural heritage, and what diverse cultures have contributed to the state’s character while maintaining and honoring their own unique customs and practices.

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Upcoming Exhibits

  • Urban Nature, Hidden Culture

    Aug 24, 2018 - Nov 11, 2018

    Join us this summer for a FREE three-day workshop series and exhibit your work at the Institute of Texan Cultures! Participate in a photography workshop with a chance to take [..]

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  • Upcoming Exhibits

    • Highlights from the Collection

      Jul 01, 2018 - Mar 31, 2019

      Curated by Tom Shelton, this exhibit highlights the UTSA Special Collections, which includes historic photographs from Texas and San Antonio history. The exhibit covers historic views of San Antonio, small [..]

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Exhibit Events

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Collections Blog

This blog is designed to make the ITC exhibits and collections more accessible to all audiences: source communities, students, the general public, educators, and research scholars. We hope that those who read it will be encouraged to share their own knowledge and experience with the objects and stories conveyed.

Collections Blog

Fiesta Medal Mania Continues

Feb 26, 2018

This April the ITC will once again be displaying Fiesta Medals for all our medal enthusiasts. In order to keep ...

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UTSA Special Collections

Special Collections sustains the university’s teaching, research, and outreach mission by acquiring, preserving, and digitizing primary resources for use by students and scholars at UTSA and from around the world.

The ITC Special Collections Reading Room is open Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Collections are available for viewing at no charge, however, we recommend that you call (210) 458-2228 to make an appointment.

UTSA Special Collections

Oral History Program

For more than a quarter-century, ITC researchers have been collecting, transcribing, and sharing first-hand accounts of the lives of Texans. The extensive Oral History collection includes more than 900 personal remembrances of life and events that have built our state. These stories bring personal perspective to our exhibitions and classroom presentations. Most of the ITC Oral History Program collection is available as audio and text files through the UTSA Library Archives Special Collections website.

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LIFE IN TEXAS?

Great stories about local history, folk arts, farming and ranching, ethnic traditions, small town life, immigration, or military service should be recorded for the future. We look forward to hearing from you!

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