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Here’s What’s Going On at the Austin History Center

Current Exhibits

Art and Archives: Veronica Ceci at the Austin History Center

This exhibit presents a selection of photographs, sketches, archival materials, and artifacts documenting Ceci's work on their public art projects Meander and Quinquagenary.

[Meander at Full Light]. 2018. Flash Collective "Meander" Project Records (AR.2019.012). Photo by Philip Rogers.

Ceci’s relationship to the archives is multifold. They have been a researcher, donor of personal records, and a community collaborator with the Austin History Center over the past five years. For both works represented in the Art and Archives exhibit, Ceci conducted research of AHC collections to find images, reports, correspondence, and other documentation of the people and organizations that she wanted to represent in the work.

The Art and Archives exhibit is on display in the AHC’s David Earl Holt Gallery. To view the online exhibit visit: Art and Archives.

Traveling Exhibits

Austin Proud: A History of Pride Parades in Austin, 1971-2002

[March on Austin banner] April 30, 1989. AS-89-34354-024, Austin American-Statesman Photographic Morgue. ©Austin American-Statesman.

This exhibit presents photographs, flyers, and clippings from the Austin History Center collections documenting the history of Austin's LGBTQ Pride parades and marches from 1971- 2002.

Find the Austin Proud exhibit at the following Austin Public Library branches:

  • Cepeda Branch, from January-March, 2023

  • Windsor Park Branch, from March-May 2023

  • Austin History Center, from May-June 2023

View the online exhibit here: Austin Proud

Above and Beyond the Fold: Finding Community in the Austin American-Statesman

This exhibit presents a selection of photographs which uplift narratives of pride, laughter, and building intergenerational community within Austin’s communities of color.

All images were produced as part of the ongoing project, “Communities of Color in the Austin American-Statesman Photo Morgue: A Digitization Survey.” The AHC’s Austin American-Statesman Photographic Morgue Collection (AR.2014.039) contains hundreds of thousands of negatives taken by staff photographers between 1958 and 1982. The survey aims to digitize thousands of negatives documenting Austin’s African American, Latinx, and Asian Pacific American communities. This initiative is funded by a TexTreasures Grant made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Find the Above and Beyond the Fold exhibit on the 4th floor of the Austin Central Library.

Research at the AHC

The AHC's Reading Room is open for research Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm, and Sundays from noon to 5 pm.

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