JUNTOS/TOGETHER: BLACK & BROWN ACTIVISM IN AUSTIN, TEXAS FROM 1970 - 1983
This exhibition is co-sponsored by the FotoATX2018 Festival, the Museums and Cultural Programs Division of Austin Parks and Recreation Department and the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin's Economic Development Department.
An Exhibition Co-curated by Alan Garcia & Rachel E. Winston on view at the Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center from January 9th, 2018 - May 19, 2018.
PUNK NOIR: DAWN OKORO
A selections of monumental works that explore Afro-punk creative expression.
Featuring portaits of black musicians, filmmakers, photogaphers and other creatives -- Punk Noir revels in the divine feminine and masculine energy in her subjects. Through color, pose, and clothing, Okoro conveys a sense of grit, glamor, and grace. This is reincorced by her gestural use of copper to obscure the body and alludes to issues of erasure, self-agency, and resistance. Indeed, Punk Noir offers an alternative to life lived in a black body on stark white canvas. For Okoro, punk has always been black.
Exhibited from March 8, 2018 to July 21, 2018.
A celebration of freedom, the Carver's core exhibit is dedicated to the history and evolution of Juneteenth. We are proud to be the first museum in the nation to feature a permanent exhibit honoring this Texas-born day of jubilee. Through a combination of visual and interactive activities, every day is Juneteenth at the Carver Museum!
Our permanent exhibit on Austin African-American families highlights 10 families who have contributed greatly to the Central Texas landscape. From the area’s first black settlements to some of this generation’s strongest community leaders, this interactive gallery explores the history of Austin’s African-American community and allows guests to present their own family stories for all to see.
The Children’s Gallery, entitled Let’s Pretend Dr. Carver!, is a hands-on look at famous African-American scientists and inventors. Children can learn about some of history’s most creative minds while seeing that they, too, can achieve great things when they put their own minds to work. We invite all visitors to become an inventor for a day!
L.C. ANDERSON HIGH SCHOOL
Our newest permanent exhibit honors Old L.C. Anderson High School and her alumnae. Anderson High School was the school that African Americans went to prior to integration in the Austin Community. This exhibit spotlights the prestige and accomplishments of the student body in sports, music, and academia through artifacts, oral histories, and yearbook imagery.
Juneteenth Memorial Sculpture Monuments
Juneteenth Memorial Sculpture MonumentJuneteenth Memorial Sculpture Monument opened to the public June 27, 2015. It is made up of 5 bronze figures that represent the story of Juneteenth and a paved timeline of the Black Presence in the Americas—from the Middle Passage to the Emancipation Proclamation that leads to the Bell of Freedom. The Juneteenth Sculptures are created by Adrienne Rison Isom and Eddie Dixon. Isom, a native Austinite, created 3 of the sculpture pieces—Freed Man & Freed Woman, and Child (the girl figure). And Dixon created the remaining work—Law Maker and Pastor.