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encouraged to plan their Sesquicentennial events and to share them
with the other museums. The Atlantic-Richfield Foundation, Frito-Lay,
Inc., Texas Monthly magazine, and the Texas Commission on the Arts
Among the exhibitions sponsored by TexArt 150 were Handmade
and Heartfelt, an exhibition of Texas crafts, at the Laguna Gloria Art
Museum in Austin; one-person shows of work by Robert Rauschen-
berg, Melissa Miller, and Joseph Glasco at the Contemporary Art Mu-
seum in Houston; Honky Tonk Visions at the Museum at Texas Tech
University; Lone Star Regionalism at the Dallas Museum of Art; Texas
Landscapes at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston; and Texas Litho-
graphs at the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth. These exhibitions
were shared with other museums, catalogues were published to docu-
ment them, and we will be savoring the research that went into them in
the years to come.
The Texas Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and His-
tory is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the under-
standing, appreciation, and preservation of the culture and history of
blacks in Texas and Mexico through education, research, communica-
tion, and recognition of achievements. Governed by a board of volun-
teer directors, the TASALH sponsors lectures, symposia, conferences,
exhibits, publications, and other educational activities; maintains an ar-
chives; and provides technical assistance to other organizations. Gen-
eral membership is $40 and student membership is $12. For further
information write the TASALH, P.O. Box 2455, Austin 78768.
How many times have we lamented the fact that grandma's old quilts
were tossed out when the farm was sold? How often have we wished
that the bulldozers had spared an old house on the outskirts of town
where a shopping center now stands? It is easy with hindsight to recog-
nize those tangible parts of our heritage that we now treasure-the
quilts that hang in our most prestigious museums, the houses that line
the streets of Williamsburg. If our foresight were as good as our hind-
sight we would lament fewer lost pieces of our past. Old City Park in
Dallas has done something to hold onto a bit of Texas's past by restor-
ing a shotgun house originally built in 19o6 on Guillot Street in the
State-Thomas neighborhood just north of downtown. It was one of a
row of ten identical houses built by a white doctor as rental property
and occupied by black working-class families. It is typical of the many
small, inexpensive homes that were built in Dallas to house the thou-
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