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Current Exhibits

  • Brewing Up Texas

    Oct 21, 2017 - May 25, 2019

    Beer, a beverage of ancient origin, arrived in Texas nearly two centuries ago via immigrants who had brewed it for generations. The "Brewing Up Texas" exhibit offers a statewide view of the role beer has played in shaping Texas. EXTENDED: Through May 2019.

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  • Down in Houston

    Apr 06, 2019 - May 25, 2019

    Documenting a Texas Blues Community

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  • Transcendental Tricentennial

    Mar 23, 2019 - Jul 28, 2019

    The [he]ART of David Zamora Casas, this exhibit is his "Love Letter to San Anto."

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  • Fiesta Passion, Fiesta Fashion: featuring Graciela Carrillo and Michael Quintanilla

    Apr 06, 2019 - May 06, 2019

    Graciela Carrillo and Michael Quintanilla express different traditions that come together each spring in the fashion of Fiesta® San Antonio. These artists transcend the traditional and the fantastic, creating unique fashion statements that are puro San Antonio.

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  • Esta es mi Ciudad

    Mar 30, 2019 - Jun 16, 2019

    Students at Robert G. Cole High School, who primarily come from military families stationed at Ft. Sam Houston, have already seen different parts of the world. Now they document San Antonio from their unique perspective.

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Upcoming Exhibits

  • SaddleUP

    Jun 01, 2019 - Sep 01, 2019

    Jump in the saddle and experience real Texas ranchers who meet modern challenges while preserving their traditions. Through photographs and video, see hard-working cowboys and cowgirls come to life as [..]

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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

Object: Huqin

Oct 15, 2018

I-0581h Huqin Chinese 20th century Materials: Wood, coconut shell, horse hair The Chinese violin on display in the Music Room ...

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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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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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