Working Hands: An Exhibition of Photographs by Rick Williams

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Hand on the Saddle, by Rick Williams, 1981.

Exhibit on View April 29 through June 5, 2022

The Bryan Museum will present “Working Hands: An Exhibition of Photographs by Rick Williams,” an exhibition organized by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

In “Working Hands,” Rick Williams captures images of workers and work places in three diverse industries that constitute the three pillars of the Texas economy: ranching, oil and technology.  These 40 finely detailed photographs, along with supplementary print and video resources, contribute to an understanding of the workers who reshaped the landscape from boundless prairie to ranches, farms, towns and cities.  Williams’ images evoke a powerful sense of what it must feel like to engage in the work depicted, as well as the unique character each industry brings to the Texas landscape.

Humanities Texas develops and supports diverse programs across the state, including lectures, oral history projects, teacher institutes, museum exhibitions and documentary films. For more information, please visit Humanities Texas online at http://www.humanitiestexas.org or call 512.440.1991

Humanities Texas develops and supports diverse programs across the state, including lectures, oral history projects, teacher institutes, museum exhibitions and documentary films. For more information, please visit Humanities Texas online at http://www.humanitiestexas.org or call 512.440.1991.