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Ancient Landscapes Reception UTRGV webThe International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) is proud to partner with the UTRGV Community Historical Archeology Project with Schools (CHAPS) to host its traveling exhibition “Ancient Landscapes of South Texas: Hiding in Plain Sight”.

This exhibition explores 50 million years of geological history and 15,000 years of cultural history in South Texas. Residents and visitors of the Rio Grande Valley may step over millions of years of history that included volcanic eruptions, 27-million-year-old petrified logs, 42-million-year-old giant oyster shells, and projectile points used by humans for over 12,000 years. “Ancient Landscapes of South Texas: Hiding in Plain Sight” illuminates the unique landscape and helps curious minds to understand the natural processes that formed South Texas.

“It’ll give people a good graphic and physical sense of what the natural and cultural historical foundations of this area are,” states Dr. Christopher L. Miller.
“Ancient Landscapes of South Texas: Hiding in Plain Sight” will be on display at the IMAS starting January 6, through March 31, 2024. IMAS will be hosting a screening of the “Ancient Landscapes of South Texas: Hiding in Plain Sight” documentary on February 3, 2024, at 3 p.m.

“Ancient Landscapes of South Texas: Hiding in Plain Sight” is developed by UTRGV’s CHAPS team Dr. Juan L. Gonzalez, Dr. Cristopher L. Miller, Dr. Russel K. Skowronek, and Ms. Roseann Bacha-Garza.

The International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) located in the Rio Grande Valley inspires audiences of all ages to explore art and science through its permanent collections, exhibits, programs, and partnerships by empowering learners to discover their interests and pursue their passions. The IMAS is fully accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. The museum is located at the intersection of Bicentennial Way and Nolana Avenue at 1900 W. Nolana in McAllen. The hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays; 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Regular admission is $5 with discounted $3 for children ages 4-12, students with an ID and senior citizens 65+. Please check our website www.theimasonline.org or call (956) 681-2800 for more information.