News and Events
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 6:00pm
Icons of Argentine music and letters will be the centerpiece of Celebrating Argentina: An Evening of Tango, Literature, and Food. Focusing on the lyrics, music, and dance of tango, as well as an archival gem—Julio Cortázar’s original manuscript of the novel Rayuela—the event offers something to appeal to all five senses.
The evening will feature a lecture on the music and lyrics of...Read More
Friday, September 19, 2014 - 8:00am
Defense Minister Agustín Oscar Rossi of Argentina visited the Benson Latin American Collection on September 15 to present a gift of published documents from the years of dictatorship in his country (1976–1983). Minister Rossi was a guest lecturer earlier the same day at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, where he spoke about the role of defense in Latin America.
Minister Rossi presented...Read More
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 8:00am
At the end of this week, LLILAS Benson bids farewell to David Block, Associate Director for Scholarly Resources and Latin American Bibliographer at the Benson Latin American Collection. David began his tenure at the Benson in 2009, but his history at the University of Texas at Austin goes back quite a bit further.
David earned his PhD in history and library science at UT, served in the...Read More
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 5:30pm
Please join us at the Benson Latin American Collection on Thursday, September 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m. for a Third Thursday event to open our 5th Annual Student Photography Exhibition (see exhibition photos here). The event will feature the Benson’s own T-Kay (KOOP Radio / dublab) spinning...Read More
Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 4:30pm to Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 5:00pm
Exhibition at the Benson Latin American Collection
Inside the Baroque illuminates the splendor and diversity of Mexican arts and letters in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and their enduring legacy.
Photography by Carolyn Brown and documentary film by Quin Mathews present arresting views of Mexico’s baroque churches, showcasing the height of the...Read More
On exhibit in the Main Reading Room
The VOCES Oral History Project, formerly the U.S. Latino & Latina WWII Oral History Project, was begun in 1999 by Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, a professor with the School of Journalism and the Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.
It has...Read More