ExhibitionsFirst Floor Lobby:
Shifting Frontiers: Texas from Spain to Space
October 28, 2016 through June 30, 2017. M-F, 8am – 6pm.
This exhibit highlights the complexity of Texas History, as well as the impacts Texas has made on the rest of the United States and the world. The exhibit consists of unique and rare items in a wide variety of forms, including maps, books, manuscripts, photographs, textiles and audiovisual materials. The exhibit documents the culture and history of Texas from the early days to the present time.
The exhibit is open and free to the public in the Cushing Library from October 28 through June 30, 2017. To see all artifacts and pieces of Texan history, guests are recommended to visit at least twice during the span of the exhibit being open.
Worlds Imagined: The Maps of Imaginary Places Collection
February 10, 2017-October 6, 2017. M-F, 8AM-6PM.
Come explore realms and cities, lands and planets that never existed save in the imagination! Fantastical lands await you at the Worlds Imagined: Maps of Imaginary Places Collection exhibition. Plan your next adventure to your favorite literary, film, or game locale using maps from the Cushing Memorial Library & Archives and Maps & GIS collections. View a rare antique map of North America featuring California as a mythical island, and more contemporary maps of wondrous places like Oz, Narnia, Middle-earth, Skyrim, and the United Federation of Planets.
The exhibition is supported by the generosity of Barbara and Daniel Clinton, Jr. ’52. Additional support provided by the Texas A&M Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research.