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Photo of Highlights from the Wittliff Collections Exhibit.
Photo of Highlights from the Wittliff Collections Exhibit.


Selena, Sandra Cisneros, Rick Riordan, King of the Hill: Highlights from the Wittliff Collections

JULY 10 - AUGUST 31 

The Southwestern Writers Collection at the Wittliff Collections houses the archives of cultural creators from the US Southwest, including writers and musicians. Highlighted here are a diary of Sandra Cisneros (known for House on Mango Street); an interview with Tejana musician Esme Talamantez on the importance of Selena and her work to Hispanic women; Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson series), who is from San Antonio, on writing for his learning-disabled son; and instructions for illustrators working on the television series King of the Hill set in fictional Arlen, Texas. The exhibit also describes how students can use and access archives. Feel free to make an appointment or come by the 7th floor archives room 8:30-4:30, Monday through Friday.

Our Lady of the Iguanas, photograph by Graciela Iturbide
"Our Lady of the Iguanas" photograph by Graciela Iturbide, 1979


Graciela Iturbide: Photographs from The Wittliff Collections

MAY 15 – AUGUST 14 


Graciela Iturbide is considered to be one of the world’s finest photographers. Her work fuses her interest in traditional Mexican culture with a contemporary vision that reveals the symbolic power of images. This exhibit features sixteen images from her career including photographs of Seri Indians, the matriarchal society of Juchitán, Mexico, Casa Azul (Frida Kahlo’s private home), and self-portraits.


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