September 21 - December 20, 2019
“In collaboration with interfaith groups and East Austin community leaders, To Believe visits many approaches to faith and belief in contemporary and historic East Austin through video, photography, digital maps, and performance. A digital Story Map of historic and present-day East Austin Churches will document Jacob Fontaine’s influence in Austin.
Serving as the inspiration for this exhibit, Fontaine was a man freed from slavery at age 57, who founded six Baptist churches, married 111 couples, and created Austin’s first black newspaper.
This exhibit is a collaboration with Reverend Daryl Horton, architect Ben Heimsath and Interfaith Action of Central Texas. To Believe aligns with The African American Presence in 19th Century Texas, an exhibition of the George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center opening in October 2019.”
Opening: September 21, 2019 | 2–5 pm
Reception: September 22, 2019 | 9 am – 5 pm
Austin Museum Day
Panel: November 21, 2019 | 4:30–8 pm
Marking History/Making Art Panel Discussion: A discussion produced by Big Medium, Preservation Austin and Sightlines.
1601 Navasota St.
Austin, 78702 Texas