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Institute of Texan Cultures offers valuable resources to the UTSA community

Institute of Texan Cultures offers valuable resources to the UTSA community

UTSA students explore the exhibit floor at the Institute of Texan Cultures.

(Sept. 6, 2019) – With the start of a new school year, the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures reminds the Roadrunner community that general admission to the museum is complementary with a UTSA ID card. All students, faculty and staff can visit the museum on a regular business day, free of charge.

The museum’s main exhibit floor features more than 20 displays on cultures that added their unique heritage and traditions to the Texan identity. Temporary exhibit galleries offer opportunities to learn about new cultural groups that have arrived in Texas since the museum’s 1968 opening.

A UTSA ID will also allow Roadrunners to attend certain events free of charge, such as exhibit openings, lectures, film screenings and more. Exceptions to the UTSA free admission policy include signature events such as the Asian Festival, Texas Folklife Festiva, and gala events.

Among this fall’s offerings are “Mabuhay Filipino Texans,” “Aliento a Tequila,” with an opening reception 6 – 8 p.m., Sept. 13, and “Fertility, Blessings and Protection: Cultures of Baby Carriers,” opening in October.

In addition to the museum’s exhibits and programs, the UTSA community has access to the UTSA Libraries Special Collections at the ITC. It houses a considerable collection of Texana, an oral history collection of more than 1,000 recorded interviews, and a historic photo archive of more than 3.5 million images.

The Institute of Texan Cultures is located on the UTSA Hemisfair Campus, 801 E. César E. Chávez Blvd. Regular hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday.

James Benavides

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