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Celebrando Más Allá De La Vida

The idea of “Celebrando Más Allá De La Vida” is to resemble a “Pueblito” Town Square. The town square will be decorated to resemble how a community would celebrate during Dia de Los Muertos and with different shops and stores they can enter into. An example would be the...

Kirstin Cutts, Library Services Assistant IV

As a library services assistant for the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, Kirstin Cutts has been hard at work making museum resources available to users worldwide through various digital channels. Additionally, serving as an education and resource specialist, Cutts has worked on building bridges with UTSA faculty, exploring the...

Castas Engravings

Casta paintings and engravings became popular at the beginning of the 18th century. They were often commissioned for export to Spain to depict and classify the miscegenation of groups in the Mexico. While information such as diet, clothing, daily life and customs were included, the engravings included reinforced the...

“A Plaza In Texas In The 1930’s”

This painting, titled “A Plaza in Texas in the 1930s” by Chicana artist Carmen Lomas Garza, depicts every day events in the lives of Mexican-Americans. Her paintings are based on her memories and experiences of growing up in South Texas. Carmen Lomas Garza was born in Kingsville, Texas in...

Struggles for Inclusion Exhibit

The Tejano experience includes working to create a more just society, and among these struggles education has been a major battleground. In front of you is a classroom inspired by the Mathis Mexican Ward School, one of many segregated schools for Mexican American children that existed in Texas. In...