Upcoming Events

October 2020

October 8, 2020

Melanie Clemmons: Likes Charge

Women & Their Work

Thu Aug 13, 2020 - Thu Oct 8, 2020 In the exhibition Likes Charge, Melanie Clemmons transforms the gallery into a livestream temple dedicated to reimagining networked technology as a medium for spiritual rejuvenation and metaphysical manifestation. Surrounded by a series of video art projections that cast a magic circle, free from the internet’s more sinister elements, viewers can connect to cloud-based bliss. A flatscreen reflection pool explores algorithmic filter bubbles, and a smartphone sculpture embedded with 3D printed healing crystals provides a remedy for social media doom-scrolling. Web portals offer viewers online access to these metaphysical havens, and when available for in-person access, gallery visitors become part of the virtual experience via captive webcams.

October 13, 2020 | 10:00 AM

TEXAS HISTORY TUESDAYS: Mavericks, Dogies, and Drovers – Cattle Drives

Bullock Texas State History Museum

TWO OPPORTUNITIES TO CONNECT ONLINE: 10AM &1PM A museum educator, primary sources, and interesting content is a winning instructional combination. These programs are typically taught to elementary and middle school audiences, but we invite anyone who is looking for an enriching and fun experience to connect with us. People associate the word “cowboy” with “Texas” beginning with one specific time period in Texas history - the heyday of cattle drives. Although this era only lasted from 1866-1890, the cattle drive era shaped the image of Texas. Who started the cattle drives, and where did the trails go? What jobs could people do on a cattle drive, and what was life on the trail like? What were the risks and benefits of driving cattle to market? Hear from a special guest speaker, an 1870s cattle driver who has traveled through time to reminisce about his cattle drive experience. You'll be able to ask questions during the Q and A at the end of the program. Zoom webinar registration required. For more information, including registration and extension activities, visit the Bullock Museum website.

October 27, 2020 | 10:00 AM

TEXAS HISTORY TUESDAYS: Spanish Missions in Texas

Bullock Texas State History Museum

TWO OPPORTUNITIES TO CONNECT ONLINE: 10AM & 1PM A museum educator, primary sources, and interesting content is a winning instructional combination. These programs are typically taught to elementary and middle school audiences, but we invite anyone who is looking for an enriching and fun experience to connect with us. Why did the Spanish attempt to build Missions in Texas? What effect did this have on the Native Americans living in Texas? Were these Missions a success or a failure? Explore these questions alongside a museum educator using maps, timelines, and historical information. You'll be able to ask questions during the Q and A at the end of the program. Zoom webinar registration required. FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING REGISTRATION AND EXTENSION ACTIVITIES, VISIT THE BULLOCK MUSEUM WEBSITE.