August 17, 2015 - July 3, 2016
PLACES IN THE HEART: Texas Cinescapes
Classic movies set in the Lone Star State are featured in this new exhibition at the Wittliff Collections that celebrates the art of filmmaking in Texas. Places in the Heart: Texas Cinescapes draws from the Wittliff's major film archives, including the recently donated collection of Academy Award®-winning writer/director Robert Benton (Places in the Heart, Bonnie and Clyde). Also featured are major film holdings from Bill Wittliff (Lonesome Dove, Raggedy Man, Barbarosa, A Night in Old Mexico), William Broyles, Jr. (Apollo 13), and Severo Perez (…and the earth did not swallow him), along with Texas authors whose works have inspired major films, such as Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men. Items on display include screenplays, behind-the-scenes photos, props, wardrobe pieces, and a wealth of other production materials that highlight the ways Texas filmmakers have sought to create authentic visions of the Lone Star State.
[above] Filming Lonesome Dove, © 1988, Bill Wittliff
AUGUST 3, 2015 - JULY 2, 2016
RODRIGO MOYA: Photography and Conscience / Fotografía y conciencia
The Wittliff Collections at Texas State University organized this important exhibition—and the bilingual monograph that accompanies it—by drawing from their significant holdings of Rodrigo Moya’s gelatin silver prints. The first retrospective of Moya’s career to be exhibited in the United States, these 90-plus images reveal his vision and precision in an important chapter of the history of twentieth-century Mexican photography.
The exhibition RODRIGO MOYA: Photography and Conscience / Fotografía y conciencia was curated by Carla Ellard of the Wittliff Collections, and it is part of FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA, the annual international photography festival based in San Antonio Texas.
[left] Asamblea / Assembly, © 1965, Rodrigo Moya
[right] Familia Ixtle / Ixtle Family, © 1965, Rodrigo Moya
AUGUST 10, 2015 - May 13, 2016
ANIMALS AMONG US: Photographs from the Permanent Collection
[above] Speckled Dog, © 2000, O.Rufus Lovett
Lonesome Dove was originally broadcast by CBS on February 5, 1989, drawing a huge viewing audience and earning numerous awards, including 18 Emmy® nominations and seven wins. The show won two Golden Globes, for Best Miniseries and Best Actor in a Miniseries (Robert Duvall). The film was deemed Program of the Year by the National Television Critics Association, as well as Outstanding Dramatic Achievement. It received the D.W. Griffith Award for Best Television Miniseries, and CBS was presented with a Peabody Award for Outstanding Achievement in Drama.
From hats to gun belts to boots, the complete outfits of Augustus “Gus” McCrae, Jake Spoon, and Woodrow F. Call (played by Robert Duvall, Robert Urich, and Tommy Lee Jones) are just a few of the many “making of” materials the Wittliff Collections have on permanent display from the beloved miniseries based on Larry McMurtry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. This exhibition from the Wittliff’s major Lonesome Dove production archive takes visitors behind the scenes of the Emmy-winning show, with a look at props and principal costumes, set designs, costume sketches and production notes, Bill Wittliff's screenplay drafts, script pages, and photographs, plus much, much more.
NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE!
Purchase A Book on the Making of Lonesome Dove signed by screenwriter and co-executive producer Bill Wittliff, author John Spong, and archives photographer Jeff Wilson.
Purchase A Book of Photographs from Lonesome Dove by Bill Wittliff.
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[above] The Hat Creek Outfit, © 1988, Bill Wittliff