IMAS Hosts UTRGV Traveling Exhibtion

McAllen, TX – The International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) is proud to partner with the UTRGV Community Historical Archeology Project with Schools (CHAPS) to host its traveling exhibition Ancient Landscapes of South Texas: Hiding in Plain Sight.

This exhibition explores 50 million years of geological history and 15,000 years of cultural history in South Texas. Residents and visitors of the Rio Grande Valley may step over millions of years of history that included volcanic eruptions, 27-million-year-old petrified logs, 42-million-year-old giant oyster shells, and projectile points used by humans for over 12,000 years. Ancient Landscapes of South Texas: Hiding in Plain Sight illuminates the unique landscape and helps curious minds to understand the natural processes that formed South Texas.

“It’ll give people a good graphic and physical sense of what the natural and cultural historical foundations of this area are,” states Dr. Christopher L. Miller.

Dr. Russell Skowronek and Roseann Bacha-Garza from the UTRGV CHAPS (Community Historical Archaeology Project with Schools) program, along with students and staff begin the process of setting up a display of the archeological story of the Rio Grande Valley. Photo by David Pike.

Ancient Landscapes of South Texas: Hiding in Plain Sight will be on display at the IMAS starting January 6, through March 31, 2024. IMAS will be hosting a screening of the “Ancient Landscapes of South Texas: Hiding in Plain Sight” documentary on February 3, 2024, at 3:00 p.m.

Ancient Landscapes of South Texas: Hiding in Plain Sight is developed by UTRGV’s CHAPS team Dr. Juan L. Gonzalez, Dr. Cristopher L. Miller, Dr. Russel K. Skowronek, and Ms. Roseann Bacha-Garza.

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