CMAS at 50: A Legacy of Scholarship, Teaching, and Service opens at the Benson Latin American Collection with a reception and staged reading from the archive of the Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS).
CMAS at 50 (CMAS a los 50: Un legado de labor académico, enseñanza y servicio) is a retrospective exhibit that spotlights the origins of the Center for Mexican American Studies, celebrates the legacy of Latino representation on campus, and officially opens the CMAS archive at the Benson.
The Benson Collection and Latino Studies will together stage a live reading of archival documents that help tell the story of CMAS's early years. These documents include the demands of student groups, impassioned correspondence between faculty, editorials from The Daily Texan that capture the controversy in real time, and more.
An opening reception will be held Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, 4–6 p.m. Staged reading begins at 4:00 pm, followed by a reception.
Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Susanna Sharpe.
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CMAS at 50, or CMAS a los 50: Un legado de labor académico, enseñanza y servicio, is on view at the Benson Latin American Collection, SRH 1, from February 3 to July 2, 2020. The exhibition is open to visitors during library hours.