ITC exhibit reveals cultural border treasures

(January 31, 2014) -- The late architect and educator Walter Eugene George had a great appreciation for the Spanish colonial ruins, old farm structures and 19-century buildings that dot both sides of the Texas-Mexico border.

On Saturday, the Institute of Texan Cultures will open a monthlong exhibit celebrating the historic sites near the Rio Grande, many of which were first documented by George.

“He was one of the first people who worked at recording these cultural treasures. He saw their beauty,” said Maggie Valentine, a professor of architectural history and urban and regional planning at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

A front gallery exhibit of about 20 of George's photos and drawings and a symposium from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday in the downstairs auditorium are free to the public.

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