Sam Houston State University

"Working Hands: An Exhibition of Photographs by Rick Williams" Exhibit

We 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 workplaces 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.

The exhibition will be available to the public from July 26 to September 18, 2022, in the exhibit gallery of the museum’s Katy & E. Don Walker, Sr. Education Center located at 1402 19th Street.

Humanities Texas develops and supports diverse programs across the state, including lectures, oral history projects, teacher institutes, museum exhibitions and documentary films.

Photo:  Hand on the Saddle, by Rick Williams, 1981.

Tuesday, August 9 at 9:00am to 4:30pm

More dates through September 18, 2022

Katy & E. Don Walker, Sr. Education Center, Exhibit Gallery 1402 19th Street Huntsville, Texas 77340

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Arts, Entertainment & Performances, Exhibit, Open to the Public

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Museum

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