Current Special Exhibit


Border Studies

June 26 – September 26, 2015

Beginning June 26, 2015, the Old Red Museum of Dallas County History and Culture will present “Border Studies,” an exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, created with support from the Texas Commission on the Arts.

The Texas-Mexico border is more than a line between two countries. It is a realm unto itself with a culture of its own, shaped partly by forces from the interior on both sides, but more decisively by the millions who choose to live and work there. The border is a cradle of hope—and anxiety—for the well-being of both Mexico and the United States.

“Border Studies” features images by eight gifted photographers and maps showing historical relocations of the border. This exhibition highlights the vitality of places, people and patterns of culture along the Texas-Mexico Border. Additionally, the museum will display hand-crafted Mexican dolls and clothing from its own collection. These objects were originally purchased by a Texas ranch family who crossed the border to acquire laborers under the Bracero Program, which lasted from 1947 to 1964.

The exhibition will be on display at the Old Red Museum’s Temporary Exhibit Gallery daily 9:00 am to 5:00 pm beginning June 26 to September 27, 2015. For more information about ticket prices or to arrange a group tour, please contact the museum’s Guest Services representative at 214-757-1914.
Humanities Texas develops and supports diverse programs across the state, including lectures, oral history projects, teacher institutes, traveling exhibitions and documentary films. For more information, please visit Humanities Texas online at or call 512.440.1991.

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