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Texas Folklife

Folk and Traditional Arts of Texas

Exhibits

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Exhibits at the Texas Folklife Gallery and elsewhere
Texas Folklife works with artists from around the country to exhibit their works portraying the depth and breadth of Texan culture.  The exhibits are typically held at the Texas Folklife Gallery in Austin, and also in other locations around Texas.  Please contact us if you are interested in bringing one of our Exhibits to a venue near you.
Most recent articles, events, video, audio and blog posts for this page:
  • Posted on Sun Oct 20, 2013

    The Texas Folklife Exhibit Gallery is located off of Burnet Road in Central Austin, located on Houston Street right behind Monkey Nest Coffee and Little Woodrow's.

  • Posted on Thu Oct 3, 2013
    Sunday August 18, From 2:00 to 4:00 PM

    Free and open to the public.

    Texas Folklife Gallery, 1317 S. Congress, Austin (behind Ten Thousand Villages)

    Regular Gallery Hours: 11 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mon - Fri
    The paño art collection of artist and collector Ed Jordan will on display at the Texas Folklife gallery. Jordan began collecting paños after teaching art at Blinn College's auxiliary campus at the federal prison in Bastrop, Texas. Jordan is a collector of Mexican folk art and a long-time member of Austin Friends of Folk Art.
  • Posted on Thu Oct 3, 2013
    Paños or pañuelos - Spanish for “cloths” or “handkerchiefs” - are a popular form of Chicano prison art with handkerchiefs and occasionally pillow cases or bedsheets used as the canvas for imaginative drawings of the artist’s lifestyles before prison. Aztec figures, Disney characters, women, and the ever-popular Virgen de Guadalupe are popular subjects of drawings with ballpoint pens often highlighted with colored pencils or whatever supplies may be at hand. They are highly detailed and complex illustrations that tell the inmate’s story or his visions in art rather than words.
  • Posted on Thu Oct 3, 2013
    an exhibit of paper birds, plants, trees of life, mandalas and digital designs
  • Posted on Thu Oct 3, 2013
    Exhibit reception and holiday party will be held on December 4, 2013 at 6:00 PM, at the Texas Folklife Gallery located at 1317 S. Congress Street in Austin (back entrance on Circle Street, between the Continental Club and Botticelli's Restaurant.) Live music provided by members of The Fabulous Polkasonics.
  • Posted on Sun Jan 1, 2012

    Changing Places: Ranch Gates of the Southwest


    by Douglas Manger

  • Posted on Thu Apr 7, 2011

  • Posted on Sat Aug 7, 2010

  • Posted on Mon Jul 19, 2010

    The stories in Yard Show build vivid pictures of home that is more than just real estate and property values. Yard Show offers a lens for people to view their own communities, especially those overlooked neighborhoods where forgotten public histories and private memories may contribute to a greater sense of place.

  • Posted on Thu Aug 12, 1999

    Texas Folklife's program 1999 "Quilts of Color: Three Generations of Quilters" featured exhibitions, demonstrations, lectures, and workshops about the tradition of quilting among sisters Katie Mae Tatum, Gladys Henry and Henry's daughter Lavene Brackens and granddaughter Sherry Byrd.  This family of quilters has been based out of Fairfield, Texas for the last five generations, since the end of the Civil War.

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