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Texas Regionalism

In 1932, a group of young Dallas artists captured national attention with their innovative interpretations of the Texas landscape and people, drawing on their own distinct vision and borrowing from styles like surrealism and cubism. Artists including Otis Dozier and Jerry Bywaters characterized the "Texas Regionalism" movement. Through April 20, this pivotal moment in our state's artistic evolution is on display in Texas Regionalism at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth.

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On the Run: Currency, Credit and Capitals of the Republic of Texas

At the Texas Capitol Visitors Center, On the Run: Currency, Credit and Capitals of the Republic of Texas illuminates the turbulent financials of the fledgling Texas government. The exhibit brings together more than 80 original money-related documents, most owned by private collectors. See the Texas provisional government’s very first payment voucher - $100 reimbursement issued to Gonzales in November 1835 for volunteer army expenses; and a presidential paycheck issued to Sam Houston - $500 for the third quarter of 1842. Opens February 1 to June 22.

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Siglo de Oro Spanish Drama Festival

Pack your Spanish-English dictionary and head to El Paso for the Siglo de Oro Spanish Drama Festival at Chamizal National Memorial. Held February 26-March 2, the festival's 39th year will feature works by playwrights of Spain's Golden Age-roughly the 16th Century-including Lope de Vega. Acting troupes from the Spanish cities of Murcia and Cuevas de San Clemente will perform the productions in Español. www.nps.gov/cham

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Winedale Quilt Exhibit

In addition to providing a diversion for fidgety hands and keeping us warm in the winter, the quilt is also the subject of scholarly study at the University of Texas' Briscoe Center for American History. From February 10-23, check out the center's Winedale Quilt Exhibit in Round Top, featuring examples of 19th- and 20th-Century red-and-white quilts and redwork bedcovers from its Winedale Quilt Collection.

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Buffalo Soldier Heritage Day

Join the Fort Concho Buffalo Soldier Living History Unit in San Angelo on February 23rd as they celebrate the history and heritage of the African-American soldiers who served at Fort Concho and other forts across the United States. Includes educational programs and living history demonstrations. For more information, call Paul Cook, Fort Concho Staff, at (325) 657-4440.

Photo credits: (from top) Jerry Bywaters, Century Plant, 1939, Oil on Masonite, Collection of Alexander H. Albritton; courtesy private collection; courtesy National Park Service


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Laredo Birding Festival

February 5th through the 8th, head to Laredo to work closely with professional field guides and bird carefully selected public green spaces and private lands that have never been explored by birding groups before.


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