Monday, October 14, 2013 - 8:00am to Friday, January 31, 2014 - 5:00pm
This collection of historic maps, reproduced at actual size from the Benson’s rare books and manuscripts collection, serve as visual histories of Mexican territory, culture, and identity through three centuries of transformation. Through image and text, these documents trace the intertwined and often contentious relationships between indigenous and European, civil and religious, and “national” and foreign, in...Read More
Monday, September 30, 2013 - 8:00am
The annual LLILAS Benson Student Photography Exhibition kicks off its fourth year with an opening reception in Sid Richardson Hall on September 30. This annual exhibition — sponsored by the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection and the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies — features photographs taken by University of Texas at Austin graduate and undergraduate students...
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 5:00pm
Archival materials now on view at the Benson commemorate the 1973 coup d'etat in Chile and its political and cultural aftermath.
On exhibit in the Main Reading Room are original LPs from the Benson's extensive music collection, highlighting singers and songwriters of the socially and politically active folk song movements that developed in Chile and spread across Latin America during the...Read More
Friday, April 19, 2013 - 8:00am
Benson First Floor Exhibition Hall
This temporary exhibition highlights pioneering achievements in Mexican American history, education, and letters throughout the past century. These milestones are represented in texts, letters and photographs from the U.S. Latino archival collections the Benson Collection has gathered during the past forty years, yielding an unrivaled set of documentary resources that...Read More
Monday, April 15, 2013 - 5:00pm
On view through August
Benson second floor exhibition gallery
Culminating thirty years of photographing gang members and their families and collecting images that have been featured in Aperture, Mother Jones, and other publications, photojournalist Donna De Cesare uncovers the effects of decades of war and gang violence on the lives of youths in Central America and in refugee communities in the...Read More