#WatergatePapers incl. Woodward’s notes w/ Deep Throat, whose identity stayed secret til ‘05 #secretsMW #MuseumWeek pic.twitter.com/A6ha6qHSD8— Harry Ransom Center (@ransomcenter) March 28, 2016
The powers that be in that place where Twitter, art, and history intersect declared last week #museumweek, and so it was. For the past week, museums and other art and history institutions—or some of them—have been posting interesting items from their collections with the tag, sometimes with a daily sub-tag (or something), such as #secretMW or #architectureMW.
Not all of Austin's museums participated, but many of the ones that did happened to be sort of Texas-themed ones in one way or another. Which makes a nice thematic secondary text. Here are some of our favorites from the week.
Beautiful entrances can set the tone for the whole visit. #architectureMW pic.twitter.com/suGqAw9jKh— The Art Assignment (@artassignment) March 30, 2016
Texans have been drinking #DrPepper since 1885 → https://t.co/H2ZVg8Wf0L #heritageMW pic.twitter.com/k8LXGmSl19— TAMI (@texasarchive) March 31, 2016
Bell County's Ma Ferguson, first female Governor of Texas → https://t.co/PAcDGsPYKi #WomensHistoryMonth #heritageMW pic.twitter.com/G3F4EPzduQ— TAMI (@texasarchive) March 31, 2016
I love the Texases, big and small, in the @BullockMuseum's #architectureMW. pic.twitter.com/N6NIThCpVY— Isabel Ray (@IsabelVRay) March 30, 2016
The museum is named for former Lt. Gov. Bob Bullock. On display now--belt buckle and boots. #peopleMW pic.twitter.com/nJk17I3gWP— Bullock Museum (@BullockMuseum) March 29, 2016
Sneak peek to the #future: our upcoming exhibition on Elliott Erwitt opens August 15! #futureMW #MuseumWeek pic.twitter.com/kgwZIvUqCX— Harry Ransom Center (@ransomcenter) April 1, 2016
Check out the oldest item at the Ransom Center! This Babylonian tablet dates from 2800 BCE. #heritageMW #MuseumWeek pic.twitter.com/DrfUYGV0JM— Harry Ransom Center (@ransomcenter) March 31, 2016
Our windows feature etchings of collection materials--a fraction of the millions inside. #architectureMW #MuseumWeek pic.twitter.com/3CPMergVVm— Harry Ransom Center (@ransomcenter) March 30, 2016
An eerie set of photos for #architectureMW: the Blanton without any art! #museumweek pic.twitter.com/Mc3K7uPb2W— Blanton Museum (@blantonmuseum) March 30, 2016