News and Events
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 10:00am
Professor Virginia Garrard-Burnett has been chosen as the new director of LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections. A faculty member at The University of Texas at Austin since 1990, she...Read More
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 11:45am to Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 10:00pm
LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections proudly presents the 14th annual ¡A Viva Voz! Celebration of Latina/o Arts and Culture: “Historias/Viajes: A Conversation with Marta Sánchez and Liliana Wilson,” moderated by Norma E. Cantú. The event takes place Thursday, April 14, 2016, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Benson Latin American Collection. The event is free and open to...Read More
Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 3:30pm
Mexico launched its national digital library in 2010, Biblioteca Digital Mexicana (BDMx), a multi-institutional digital repository. We are pleased to announce that the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection has become the first U.S. member of the BDMx.
The Benson Collection, arguably the richest Mexican archive outside of Mexico, receives dozens of...Read More
Friday, April 15, 2016 - 3:45pm to Friday, July 15, 2016 - 6:00pm
Historias/Viajes (Stories/Journeys) is a dual exhibition by visual artists Marta Sánchez and Liliana Wilson. The two artists have deep roots in Texas, and in this exhibition, their contrasting styles and subject matter share the commonality of exploring the bonds that tie all people together, bonds of family and family lore, bonds of humanity and shared loss. The exhibition...Read More
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 11:15am
A collection of foodways images by celebrated Nicaraguan photographer Celeste González will be on view in the first-floor corridor of the Benson Latin American Collection through July 15, 2016.
Celeste González was born in 1954 in León, Nicaragua, to a family active in photography since the early twentieth century. She began her photographic career with Semanario El Tayacán (1983),...Read More
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 11:30am
Items from the David Adame Papers are currently on display in the Benson Main Reading Room. Adame was a longtime member of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council #60 in Houston and the Club Recreativo y Cultural México Bello (CMB), a Houston-area social club.
Born in Houston, Texas, in April...Read More
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 9:30am to Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 6:00pm
Items from three collections relating to Benson and LLILAS history are currently on display in the Benson Main Reading Room. This exhibition was assembled in conjunction with a retrospective event honoring Charles R. Hale, outgoing director of LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections, who leaves his post at the end of the spring semester.
The Nettie Lee Benson...