"For Whites" Gallery Talk with Dr. Tara A. Dudley

Monday April 3, 2023 , 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Location: Mebane Gallery
Featuring Tara Dudley, curator of the "For Whites" exhibition on display March 9 - April 14
The words "For Whites" written on a wall in Battle Hall, circa 1910s

"For Whites”: Contextualizing Race and Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin illuminates and investigates the racist signage discovered in Battle Hall during the course of renovations in 2021. This exhibition and accompanying gallery talk places the “For Whites” signage within the complex, yet previously unexplored, history of Black craftsmen and laborers' contributions to the construction of Battle Hall (the University’s original Library Building) between 1910 and 1911 and, more broadly, to the development of the campus's built environment from the University’s founding through the 1930s building campaign. 

For more information visit: https://soa.utexas.edu/events/whites-contextualizing-race-and-architect…


If arriving after 5:00 p.m., please enter Goldsmith Hall via the entrance to the North Lobby, which faces the West Mall and the Texas Union.