Event: Destination Special Collections: Recent Acquisitions
About this Event
The UNT Libraries Special Collections is pleased to announce three special exhibit events on Thursday, February 15, 2018.
- Artist Lecture: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. | Willis Library Forum, Room 140
- The Portal to Texas History 1 Millionth Item Celebration: 5:00 - 5:30 p.m. | Willis Library Forum, Room 140
- Reception: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. | Sarah T. Hughes Reading Room, Willis Library, Room 437
Artist Lecture: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. | Willis Library Forum, Room 140
Photographer Geoff Winningham will discuss his nationally-renowned, prize-winning photography. Over a career that spans nearly 50 years, he has received two fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, five grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, and numerous commissions. He has published ten books and completed three documentary films on a wide variety of subjects, primarily related to Texas and Mexican culture.
His book Traveling the Shore of the Spanish Sea: The Gulf Coast of Texas and Mexico (2010) won both the Ron Tyler Prize from the Texas State Historical Association and the J. B. Jackson Award from the Foundation for Landscape Studies. His photographs are in major collections across the United States, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Boston Museum of Fine Arts; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; San Antonio Museum of Art; the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego; and the Wittliff Collections. This lecture is presented in collaboration with UNT’s College of Visual Arts and Design.
The Portal to Texas History One-Millionth Item Celebration: 5:00 - 5:30 p.m. | Willis Library Forum, Room 140
Please join us to celebrate a major milestone for the Portal to Texas History – reaching the one-millionth item in the Portal. Discover the latest developments with the Portal to Texas History, and be there for an unveiling of a very special one-millionth item. We hope you can join us.
Reception: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. | Sarah T. Hughes Reading Room, Willis Library, Room 437
The UNT Libraries Special Collections is always acquiring new materials to add to its vast array of collections. This final exhibit will introduce you to some of these interesting new items, and show off the amazing variety of our holdings. There is a little something for everyone with items focusing on history, science, literature, art, and social justice movements on display.