GRAPEVINE, TEXAS (January 30, 2014) - Beginning, February 14 and on display through March 3, the Grapevine Grand Gallery will present "The Dust Bowl," an exhibition organized by the Nebraska Council for the Humanities in collaboration with Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This exhibition examines the story of the Dust Bowl. Striking during the depths of the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl blasted the hopes and hard work of people living in the Great Plains. For those who lived through it, the experience was unmatched as an example of ecological calamity and a test of personal will. Today, it may be difficult for younger generations to comprehend what happened, but "The Dust Bowl" can bridge the gap between generations and promote understanding of the pioneering will to prevail in the face of immutable laws of nature.

In the 1930s, photographers working for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) captured unforgettable images of human fortitude in the face of despair. Nebraska photographer Bill Ganzel set out in the late 1970s to find and re-photograph Dust Bowl survivors for a book and exhibition. "The Dust Bowl" combines FSA photographs and Ganzel's interviews to create an eloquent story of human perseverance.

"The Dust Bowl" is free and open to the public, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. The Grand Gallery is located in the Grapevine CVB Headquarters and Museum Complex at 636 S. Main St.

Humanities Texas develops and supports diverse programs across the state, including lectures, oral history projects, teacher institutes, traveling exhibitions and documentary films. For more information, please visit Humanities Texas online at or call 512-440-1991.

Grapevine's art community continues to expand with new and special engagement art exhibitions, recently opened galleries, the Public Art Trail, fine art working studios and more. For more information about Grapevine or any of Grapevine's events, please visit or call 817-410-3185.


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