Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 6:00pm
The University of Texas Libraries is partnering with the University of Texas Press to present an event highlighting rare maps of Mexico from the Benson Latin American Collection.
Terroir meets territory as the second installment in the Libraries’ cartography series — “You Are Here: ¡Viva Tequila!” — focuses on the crossroads of historic and contemporary culture of Mexico and its tequila.
LLILAS Benson's Kent Norsworthy will give brief remarks at Granito: How To Nail a Dictator screening
Friday, November 15, 2013 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
On Friday, November 15 at 6pm, Austin Community College's Peace and Conflict Studies Program and Cine Las Americas will screen Granito: How To Nail a Dictator (Pamela Yates, 2012) as part of its Cinema of Conflict and Transformation Film...Read More
Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
LLILAS Benson Foodways of Mexico Series presents: Street Foods of Mexico with Chef Roberto Santibañez
Thursday, November 7 6:00 pm-7:00 pm talk & 7:00 pm-7:30 pm book signing and reception catered by El Naranjo
The Kodosky Donor Lounge, Long...Read More
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 3:00pm
Two new exhibitions this fall at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the San Antonio Museum of Art will include rare materials from the Benson Latin American Collection. The Benson is excited to share these amazing works with audiences across Texas.
On view at MFAH October 6, 2013 – January 2014, American...Read More
Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
As part of the ¡A Viva Voz! annual series on U.S. Latino culture, author and playwright David Rice spoke of his influences and interests and also read two of his short stories at a reception organized by the Benson Collection.Read More
Wednesday, April 14, 2004 - 12:00pm
A bi-national conference on the death penalty held its inaugural session, "La Última Pena, Five Centuries of Capital Punishment in Mexico," at the Benson Collection featuring images from El libro rojo.Read More
Thursday, September 16, 2004 - 4:30pm
A reception was held to highlight a retrospective of photographs by Mary Ann Bruni, who has long recorded images of the annual Los Pastores celebration.Read More
Thursday, November 11, 2004 - 4:30pm
A reception celebrating thirty years of service by the Mexican American Library Program was held at the Benson Latin American Collection. The Mexican American Library Program at the University of Texas at Austin was formally established in 1974 by the University of Texas Libraries to support the education needs of students of Mexican American and U.S. Latino culture and history.Read More
Wednesday, March 23, 2005 - 5:00pm to Friday, September 30, 2005 - 5:00pm
As part of the ¡A Viva Voz! series, a reception for Espinas y Esperanzas: An Exhibit of Works from the Ricardo and Harriet Romo Collection of Mexican American Art Prints was held at the Benson Latin American Collection. The reception featured a gallery talk by Dr. Harriett Romo, Associate Professor, Sociology Department, the University of Texas at San Antonio, and Dr. Ricardo...Read More
Friday, November 11, 2005 - 4:30pm
A reception was held honoring the presentation of the U.S. Latino & Latina WWII Oral History Project materials to the Benson Latin American Collection. The reception was sponsored by the University of Texas Libraries, Center for Mexican American Studies, College of Communication, and the Office of the Vice...Read More
Thursday, February 9, 2006 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
A reception for George O. Jackson's photo exhibit, Embrujo Mexicano was held at the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection. The exhibit provides a sampling from the 76,000 photographs (35 mm color slides) taken by Mr. Jackson in the 1990s which comprise a visual record of more than 200 community festivals in Mexico.
These photographs were generously provided by Mr. Jackson as...Read More
Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 5:00pm
The Fourth Annual Celebration of U.S. Latino Culture ¡A Viva Voz! Featured a talk by Jaime Hernandez of Los Bros Hernandez, creators of the Love and Rockets comics and graphic novels.Read More
Thursday, November 2, 2006 - 12:00pm
A program commemorating the opening of the recently acquired Gloria Anzaldúa Papers by the Benson Latin American Collection was held in the Rare Books and Manuscripts Reading Room.Read More
Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 12:00pm to Wednesday, August 15, 2007 - 12:00pm
A reception was held to celebrate the exhibit of Semana Santa photographs by Jesse Herrera.Read More
Friday, February 23, 2007 - 12:00pm
A reception was held in the Rare Books and Manuscripts Reading Room honoring participants in the conference "NAFTA and U.S.-Mexico Relations: In Retrospect and Prospect" and commemoration the opening of the Mexico-U.S. Business Committee Archive held by the Benson Latin American Collection...Read More
Wednesday, April 25, 2007 - 5:00pm
The fifth annual celebration of U.S. Latino culture featured an exhibit and reception highlighting the rich Mexican American/U.S. Latino collection of the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection.Read More
Guerrero Viejo Revealed : An exhibit of photographs by Everardo Castro Medellín and W. Eugene George, 1983-2005
Thursday, September 27, 2007 - 12:00pm
Revilla, founded as a Spanish community in 1750, was renamed for the insurgent Vicente Guerrero after Mexican independence in 1821. In 1953, the town site, known today as Guerrero Viejo, was flooded by the completion of the International Falcon Reservoir on the Rio Grande. Due to the receding waters of Falcon Lake in recent years, the buildings and the central plaza of Guerrero Viejo have become a...Read More
Thursday, January 24, 2008 - 5:00am
Mr. Martínez was a Fellow at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia in 2007, and is currently working as one of the curators for MALDEOJO, an exhibit sponsored by the Colombian Ministry of Culture and the Banco de la República. His work has appeared in exhibits in his native country including Galería Valenzuela &Klenner and Artronica II, International New Media Exhibit.
Exhibit will be on...Read More
Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
The Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection hosted a presentation by Luis Avalos followed by a reception. Mr. Avalos, a well-known actor and director, is also the founder of the Americas Theatre Arts Foundation.
The event was the sixth annual ¡A Viva Voz! celebration of U.S. Latino culture sponsored by the Benson Latin American Collection and includes an exhibit of photographs by Damian...Read More