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Traveling Exhibitions

The Witte Museum is where nature, science and culture meet and are explored through the lens of Texas Deep Time. How does a place changed over the course millions of years, thousands of years and hundreds of years?

From the bright designs of San José tiles to the prehistoric marine Mosasaurs who once swam above these very lands, Witte exhibitions share a layered, insightful and engaging view of life. Exhibition themes may begin in Texas, but they follow threads that are national in significance, relevance and impact.

Our traveling exhibitions program takes the very best of these projects on the road and across the nation.

Currently available exhibitions are:

Black Cowboys: An American Story

Explore the lives and work of the numerous Black men, women and children—enslaved and free—who labored on ranches and worked on cattle drives from before the Civil War through the turn of the 20th century. Biographical profiles, photos, artifacts, multimedia and interactives illustrate how Black cowboys were integral to the American economy, shaped the legacies of Black ranching families and turned ranch skills into popular performances in rodeos, music and film. By revealing stories that have largely been untold, Black Cowboys offers insight into the legendary cowboy, a clearer picture of the Black West and a more diverse portrait of the American West.

A gallery with cream walls and wooden floor, with framed photos on display

Mi Cultura—Bringing Shadows into the Light: The Photography of Al Rendón

Invite your visitors to experience the unique and layered spirit of South Texas through the lens of photographer Al Rendón. His images, spanning 50 years, capture the complexity of the Tejano life in scenes of everyday life. The exhibition features more than 60 of Rendón’s photographs and provides a comprehensive offering of his career, beginning with the touring Rock & Roll concerts he captured in the 1970s and evolving to the Conjunto and Tejano artists of the local culture, including his iconic photos of Selena. Also included is a selection of Rendón’s personal collection of cameras and press passes used throughout his career.

Get In Touch

Ready to take the next step and host a Witte Museum exhibition? Contact Beth Stricker, Chief Creative Officer at