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[Rainbow & Veteran's Memorial Bridges]

Description: Color photo postcard picturing the new Veteran's Memorial Bridge in front of the older Rainbow Bridge. These bridges connect Bridge City and Port Arthur, Texas over the Neches River. Written on the back of the card, "Twin bridges span the Neches River connecting Bridg City & Port Arthur. The cable-stayed Veteran's Memorial Bridge was dedicated on Sept. 8, 1990, 52 years after the Rainbow Bridge. The clearance of the new bridge is 143 feet; the old bridge is 176 feet." It is postmarked Bridge City, Texas on Sept 8, 1990.
Date: August 1990
Creator: Chiasson, Charlotte
Partner: Heritage House Museum

[Danish Cultural Center Postcard]

Description: Postcard of several lines of text and printed images regarding the Danish Cultural Center. At the top left, there is a line drawing of the "Pioneer House," which, according to the caption beneath it, was "one of the pre-1900 houses, restored and furnished to reflect the early lifestyle of the Danevang pioneers." The small image shows a a two-story house with a smaller, single-story structure in the background and two flag poles in the foreground bearing the American and Danish flags. The drawing opposite on the top right corner is of a long structure with a mansard roof, which, according to its caption, is the museum. It is "reminiscent of an old Danish barn, it houses artifacts of the early days of the immigrants plus displays of farming, community life and Danish culture." In the very center, there is an outlined image of the state of Texas, with a tiered, bold line of text in red that reads, "Danish Culture Center." On the back of the postcard, there is further information about the Center. It reads: "Located approximately 12 miles south of El Campo on Hwy. 71 South and CR 426. The Cultural Center was established in 1992 and opened in 2001 to preserve, protect, and promote Danish Heritage artifacts and cultures."
Date: 1992/2001
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Postcard from Virginia Center for the Creative Arts to Sterling Houston - November 7, 1995]

Description: Postcard from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. The postcard has been sent as a formality, indicating that they have received his application material and will be notified of a decision in the month of January.
Date: November 7, 1995
Creator: Virginia Center for the Creative Arts
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Postcard from Richard and Jennifer Armstrong to Sterling Houston - May 8, 1995]

Description: Postcard from Richard and Jennifer Armstrong to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. A short note on the back discusses problems with a project and terrible weather. They hope to go to San Antonio occasionally. The front cover shows a view of Mt. Lassen and Manzanita Lake in Mt. Lassen, California.
Date: May 8, 1995
Creator: Armstrong, Jennifer & Armstrong, Richard
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Postcard from The Marsh to Sterling Houston - November 1997]

Description: Postcard invitation from The Marsh, a theatre venue in San Francisco, to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. The invitation is for Civil Sex, a performance starring Brian Freeman, founder of the Postmodern African-American Homosexuals (Pomo Afro Homos).
Date: November 1997
Creator: The Marsh
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from John to Sterling Houston - February 1994]

Description: Postcard from John to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. John talks about how great it was to spend time with Sterling and Arnie, and about a storm that hit them after they left. The front of the postcard shows an athletic man in light-colored boxers holding a shirt.
Date: February 1994
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Postcard to Sterling Houston - April 1998]

Description: Postcard from a friend of Sterling Houston's sent to his home in San Antonio, Texas. The note on the back expresses gratitude for receiving one of his plays - Le Griffon - and goes on to discuss personal matters. She appears to be recently married and expecting her first child. The front of the postcard shows a family of sequin artists in Haiti working in their home.
Date: April 1998
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Postcard: The Purple Land]

Description: Postcard inviting the recipient to visit exhibits of The Purple Land and Cultural Dialogue at the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, Texas. Both exhibits ran from January 16th, 1998 to February 28th, 1998.
Date: January 1998
Creator: Mexic-Arte Museum (Austin, Tex.)
Partner: Mexic-Arte Museum

[Postcard: Rosario Cabrera exhibition]

Description: Postcard inviting the recipient to visit the Rosario Cabrera and Swallow exhibits at the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, Texas. The Rosario Cabrera exhibit ran from March 13th, 1998 to April 18th, 1998. The front of the postcard features two images set side by side. The leftmost image is a photograph of a young woman. The woman's hair reaches just below her ears and is pinned to one side. Her smile is enigmatic and she looks directly at the camera. The rightmost image appears to be a sketch of the same woman, though some changes have been made. In this image the woman looks slightly to her right and much attention is paid to her hair. The drawing has an unfinished quality to it.
Date: March 1998
Creator: Mexic-Arte Museum (Austin, Tex.)
Partner: Mexic-Arte Museum

[Postcard: Malaquías Montoya]

Description: Postcard invitation that advertises and exhibition that exhibits the work by Malaquías Montoya, a renowned Chicano artist, at the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, Texas. The exhibit ran from July 31, 1998 to August 29th, 1998. The front of the postcard features a painting titled "The Beating," which was created using acrylic wash pencil and pastel on paper. The painting is of a bald man who holds his right hand at his brow in an expression of pain.
Date: July 1998
Creator: Mexic-Arte Museum (Austin, Tex.)
Partner: Mexic-Arte Museum

[Postcard: Let the Kiss Free!]

Description: Postcard advertising for two exhibitions at the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, Texas. The first exhibition, Kisses, opened on February 14th, 1990 and closed on March 10th, 1990. The second exhibition, Erotic Art, opened on February 14th, 1990 and closed on February 23rd, 1990. The front of the postcard depicts a series of "kiss marks," all but two of which are trapped behind bars. The text reads "Let the kiss free!"
Date: 1990-02-14/1990-03-10
Creator: Mexic-Arte Museum (Austin, Tex.)
Partner: Mexic-Arte Museum

[Flyer: Texas Environmental Art]

Description: Flyer advertising the Mexic-Arte Museum's 1st annual exhibition of Texas Environmental Art in Austin, Texas. The exhibition ran from April 5th to 27th, 1991.
Date: April 1991
Creator: Mexic-Arte Museum (Austin, Tex.)
Partner: Mexic-Arte Museum

[Postcard: Mascaras Mexicanas [Mexican Masks] Exhibition]

Description: Postcard inviting the recipient to visit the Mascaranas Mexicanas exhibit at the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, Texas. The exhibit ran from May 3rd, 1996 to June 15th, 1996 and a reception was held on May 3rd, 1996. The front of the postcard features a photograph of an ornate mask. An almost human face with a mustache, two sets of horns, and an open mouth is surrounded be creatures. A bird sits atop the head as a snake wraps around it and three lizards crawl up the neck. The mask is painted in dark green, gold, and red colors.
Date: June 1996
Creator: Mexic-Arte Museum (Austin, Tex.)
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Partner: Mexic-Arte Museum

[Postcard: Divine Art Auction]

Description: Postcard inviting the recipient to visit an exhibition of divine art to be auctioned at the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, Texas. The Auction Party was held on December 14th, 1996. Divine art to be auctioned included "contemporary & traditional Retablos and Ex-votos," or votive paintings. The front of the postcard, which is blue in color, features a drawing of the Virgin Mary clasping her hands in prayer.
Date: December 14, 1996
Creator: Mexic-Arte Museum (Austin, Tex.)
Partner: Mexic-Arte Museum

[Postcard: Mexican Print Collection]

Description: Postcard advertising an exhibit of selections from the Mexican Print Collection. The exhibit was held at the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, Texas and ran from September 13th, 1996 to October 12th, 1996. The front of the postcard features a drawing of a woman with long hair and slightly squinted eyes. The drawing is labeled: "Lacandon Woman by Raúl Anguiano."
Date: September 13, 1996
Creator: Mexic-Arte Museum (Austin, Tex.)
Partner: Mexic-Arte Museum

[Postcard: Flaco Jimenez Benefit Concert]

Description: Postcard inviting the recipient to attend the album release of Buena Suerte, Señorita by Flaco Jimenez. The concert benefited the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, Texas and was held on May 23rd, 1996. The front of the postcard includes a photograph of a man playing an accordion while standing in front of a train. The man looks up at the sky while a woman leans against the train.
Date: May 23, 1996
Creator: Mexic-Arte Museum (Austin, Tex.)
Partner: Mexic-Arte Museum

[Postcard for A Chest of "Purls", a Fibers Art Exhibition at the Carver Gallery.]

Description: Postcard for the opening exhibition of A Chest of "Purls", a fiber arts show at the Carver Gallery in the Carver Community Cultural Center. The show featured the work of Nettie Jackson Bellinger, Gloria Bryant, Beverly Ann Dudley, and Harriet Kelly. The postcard was sent to Mr and Mrs. C. T. Harris.
Date: September 1990
Creator: Links, Inc. San Antonio Chapter.
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections