New at the Museum
Beginning November 13th, 2013, the museum will present Russell Lee Photographs, an exhibition organized by the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin, and presented in partnership with Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The exhibition will be on display from November 13 to December 30, 2023.
Renowned documentary photographer Russell Lee decided to use photography to impact change in the world. He produced stunning images, focusing on topics such as politics, travel, industry and, most touchingly, the human condition.
"Russell Lee Photographs" showcases photographs drawn from the magnificent archive that he donated to the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History just prior to his death in 1986. The exhibition offers a rare glimpse at the remarkably accomplished images he produced in 1935 and 1936 when he first took up a camera and goes on to highlight the vast body of important work that Lee produced from 1947 through 1977.