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Happenings: The Wittliff Collections

Texas State’s Wittliff set to kick off
new season of exhibitions, events

A photo of Frida Kahlo.

This photo of artist Frida Kahlo by Héctor García is part of a new exhibition at the Wittliff Collections.

A study in faces.

A retrospective focused on early 20th-century Mexico.

A glimpse into a world of myth and mystery.

All are part of the lineup of upcoming exhibitions at The Wittliff Collections at Texas State, a repository of a broad range of archival materials perched at the top of Alkek Library.

The Wittliff is set to open Monday, Jan. 23, with exhibitions featuring journals, correspondence and more of author Rick Riordan; the photography of Hugo Brehme; and portraits by a range of artists. A permanent exhibition featuring costumes, photographs, screenplay drafts and more associated with the production of the hit television miniseries Lonesome Dove — adapted for film by Wittliff Collections founder Bill Wittliff — will continue as well. Continue reading

Around Campus: The Wittliff Collections

Wittliff Collections celebrate 25 years
with free exhibitions and events

Photo from the Wittliff Collections

Mujeres Mazahua by Mariana Yampolsky

By Michele Miller

In 1986, Austin screenwriter and photographer Bill Wittliff and his wife Sally established the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University with a gift of papers and personal artifacts from Texas folklorist J. Frank Dobie. Five years later, a Southwestern-inspired reading and exhibition room opened on the seventh floor of the Alkek Library to showcase the growing holdings—with no entry fee.

This year, the Wittliff will be celebrating its 25th anniversary with an open house on Oct. 1, in conjunction with Discover Texas State, as well as numerous free exhibitions and events throughout the year. Continue reading