Tuesday, August 2, 2022

By News and Internal Communications

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – A special Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibit, “DOLORES HUERTA: Revolution in the Fields / Revolución en los Campos,” will be on display at the Brownsville Museum of Fine Arts through Oct. 1. 

UTRGV, the City of Brownsville and the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art collaborated to bring the traveling exhibit to Brownsville.

“This is an extremely exciting and significant exhibit that honors legendary activist and farm labor leader Dolores Huerta,” said Dr. Dahlia Guerra, UTRGV assistant vice president for Public Art. “We are proud to partner with the City of Brownsville and the Brownsville Museum of Fine Arts to bring this exhibit to the Rio Grande Valley to celebrate Huerta’s life and work. Her dramatic impact on the lives of children, women and farmworkers, among other achievements, is a powerful story and history is important to our Valley community.”  

The exhibition explores Huerta’s public life as an activist and co-founder of the United Farm Workers Union (UFW), and what led her to become a Latina civil rights icon. In her life as a communicator, organizer, lobbyist, contract negotiator, teacher and mother, her unparalleled leadership skills helped dramatically improve the lives of farmworkers.    

The exhibit includes reproductions of historic and personal photographs and other graphic elements. It also includes a free, user-friendly mobile tour smart phone app featuring interviews with Huerta; a short documentary video; custom educational activities to increase and encourage dialogue with visitors; and additional education resources.  

Visit the exhibit Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art, located at 660 E. Ringgold St.

For more information, contact Guerra at dahlia.guerra@utrgv.edu or call 956-665-2353.


The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) was created by the Texas Legislature in 2013 as the first major public university of the 21st century in Texas. This transformative initiative provided the opportunity to expand educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley, including a new School of Medicine, and made it possible for residents of the region to benefit from the Permanent University Fund – a public endowment contributing support to the University of Texas System and other institutions.

UTRGV has campuses and off-campus research and teaching sites throughout the Rio Grande Valley including in Boca Chica Beach, Brownsville (formerly The University of Texas at Brownsville campus), Edinburg (formerly The University of Texas-Pan American campus), Harlingen, McAllen, Port Isabel, Rio Grande City, and South Padre Island. UTRGV, a comprehensive academic institution, enrolled its first class in the fall of 2015, and the School of Medicine welcomed its first class in the summer of 2016.