AT A GLANCE
AUSTIN, Texas – Sept 21, 2023 Willie Nelson, Don Mischer, and Dolly Parton, undated. Courtesy of the Don Mischer Papers, Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin. The Briscoe Center for American History at The University of Texas at Austin is pleased to announce the donation of the Don Mischer Papers, an important ...
Richard Ben-Veniste Austin, Texas — Sept. 14, 2023 The Briscoe Center for American History at The University of Texas at Austin has acquired the papers of renowned lawyer Richard Ben-Veniste, who achieved national prominence in 1973 when he was selected as chief of the Watergate Task Force of the Watergate Special Prosecutor’s Office. Interspersed with a long ...
Bill Richardson (center) during his 2015 visit to UT Austin with President Bill Powers (left) and Briscoe Center Executive Director Don Carleton. Sept. 6, 2023 The Briscoe Center mourns the death of Bill Richardson, a distinguished public servant who was a U.S. Congressman (1982–1996), U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (1997–1998), Secretary of Energy under President Bill ...
Sept. 27, 2023 – April 5, 2024 Briscoe Center for American History, Austin, Texas Main Exhibition Gallery, Sid Richardson Hall Unit 2
September 11, 2023 — January 19, 2024 Briscoe Center for American History, Austin, Texas Weatherby Gallery, Sid Richardson Hall Unit 2
By Joan Myers and William deBuys This haunting new collection of photographs by Joan Myers, accompanied by a short story by William deBuys, documents the changing landscape and culture of the American West.
By Thorne Dreyer Journalist and activist Thorne Dreyer interviews journalists, politicians, artists, and more in this rich and diverse collection.
By Alice Embree Alice Embree, a nationally known writer and activist for social justice, tells how history was made in Texas.
On February 9, 2023, the Briscoe Center hosted this fascinating conversation between Executive Director Don Carleton and Ivan Schwartz, renowned sculptor and founder of StudioEIS, a design studio located in Brooklyn that is responsible for many significant commemorative sculptures of iconic figures from American history.
The Briscoe Center recently hosted this discussion with photographer Robert Polidori and professor Steven Hoelscher. The program was held in support of the major exhibition, Present/Past: The Robert Polidori Photographic Archive.
Joan Myers, joined by co-author and Pulitzer finalist William deBuys, shares insights into her 45-year career in documentary photography, including her most recent book, The Devil’s Highway.