Evening for Educators: Comanche Motion


July 11, 2018 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Join us for a FREE event exclusively for teachers. Explore the Museum’s new exhibition, Comanche Motion. Hear from the artist whose work is on display, and try your hand at a new art technique.

Event Details

Experience the Bullock Museum – the biggest classroom in Texas – through special tours, activities, and film screenings. Designed for teachers of all grade levels and subjects, this free event will introduce new film-related curriculum guides and activities, professional development opportunities, and unique classroom resources. Enjoy prize drawings, refreshments, the company of fellow teachers, and receive an SBEC-approved certificate of participation.

Come anytime from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm, but you won’t want to miss these scheduled events:

Scheduled Events

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Refreshments in the Grand Lobby

5:45 pm First Look-- Becoming Texas first floor exhibition, opens Fall 2018

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Jumano Trade Fair Interactive Game Demo

  • Be one of the first to test one of the interactive games we are building for Becoming Texas. Play a game of choice and chance, and learn about regional American Indians in Texas along the way. Give us your feedback, and help us make this a great experience for your students. 

Featured Activities

6:00 pm - 7:20 pm Rotate through these following activities:

  • Explore the Comanche Motion exhibition on an exclusive Educator Tour, and hear from artist Eric Tippeconnic about how and why he created his paintings.
  • Examine the symbols and composition in the Comanche Motion exhibition and experiment with art making techniques with guest presenters from The Contemporary Austin

7:30 pm Prize Drawing

Take time to have a second look, or explore a different area of the museum until 8:00 pm.

About Comanche Motion: The Art of Eric Tippeconnic

Comanche Motion: The Art of Eric Tippeconnic tells the story of a thriving Comanche culture rooted in the past but evolving toward the future. Co-curated by Comanche artist and historian Eric Tippeconnic, the exhibition blends the past with the present to honor the Comanche people.

Filled with symbolism and meaning, Tippeconnic's paintings highlight the strength, beauty, and grace of the Comanche past and present. The paintings are rich with history and the unbroken connection the Comanche people have with their roots, but they are not romanticized or stagnant expressions of a bygone era. Rather, Tippeconnic's art is full of movement, color, and life — a bold statement that Comanche culture is vibrantly alive in the modern world.

Learn more about Comanche Motion: The Art of Eric Tippeconnic 

About Becoming Texas

Where does the story of people in Texas begin? This November, make plans to visit the new first floor gallery, Becoming Texas, to experience a hands-on, immersive environment that uncovers Texas history with the most contemporary research on our past. This one-of-a-kind journey through more than 14,000 years of Texas history will document the rise and fall of nations up to Mexican Independence in 1821.

Learn more about Becoming Texas 

The event is free of charge, and parking is complimentary in the Museum’s garage.

Questions? Contact (512) 936-4604 or education@thestoryoftexas.com

The Bullock Texas State History Museum is owned and operated by the State of Texas through the State Preservation Board. Additional support of exhibitions and programs is provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation.