Welcome to the H.J. Lutcher Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports. We are delighted to once again be open to the public and will continue to welcome visitors into our space as long as The University deems it safe. Beginning Wednesday, August 25, you can once again come and study in our reading room, do research in our archives, and wander through our galleries and exhibits, including two that are related to the history of UT football. As is true throughout the University, we are not mandating mask wearing at the Stark Center, but would appreciated if those who are not vaccinated would please wear a mask while they are in our space.  We’ll happily provide you with a free mask at our welcome desk.  For class or group visits, please call us at 512-471-0995 or email us at info@starkcenter.org so we can be prepared for your visit.  Information on parking may be found here. 

Remembering Chris Dickerson and his Gift to Bodybuilding History

Remembering Chris Dickerson and his Gift to Bodybuilding History

 In 2011, the Stark Center celebrated the opening of the Joe and Betty Weider Museum of Physical Culture; it was a gathering of  the true royalty of bodybuilding.  Arnold Schwarzenegger attended along with many of the then still-living Mr. Olympias—Larry Scott, Lee Haney, Ronnie Coleman, Frank Zane, and Chris Dickerson. Other bodybuilding luminaries joined the party, including Bill Pearl, Clarence Bass, Doris Barrilleaux, John Balik, Boyer Coe, Jim Lorimer, and, of course, Joe and Betty Weider themselves. It was a great evening and the bodybuilders who came that night seemed to understand and appreciate that we were serious about trying...

ART TALK with Sculptor David Deming on April 27 at 3pm

ART TALK with Sculptor David Deming on April 27 at 3pm

The H.J. Lutcher Stark Center is proud to host ART TALK, a conversation and reception with the artist David Deming, the former Dean of the College of Fine Arts and a member of the University of Texas art faculty for 26 years who has a new exhibition of sculptural works on display in our galleries. The event begins at 3pm with a conversation in the galleries with the artist that is followed by a reception with light refreshments in honor of David and his new show, Degrees of Fitness / Sporting Bodies. Because we will have light refreshments, we ask...

The Stark Center is a research center housed within the Department of Kinesiology & Health Education.  We are a unique combination of library, archive, and gallery/exhibit space.  Click on the images below for more information.

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The Stark Center is committed to making its resources available to the public.  To that end, we are creating a variety of digital projects, including flipping books and interactive exhibits.

 

The Stark Center features collections from around the world related to all aspects of physical culture and sports.

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