Jesuit Dallas Museum

Current/Upcoming

Laura Roosevelt “Historic American Pop”

Laura Roosevelt, Franklin and Eleanor’s great-granddaughter specializes in abstract mixed media painting. Laura Roosevelt’s passion for history has pioneered a new form of American art with her “Historic American Pop” series. These pieces incorporate iconic photographs with textured, abstract backgrounds, reshaping the experience of those moments frozen in time. The exhibit “Historic American Pop- A Collaborated Historical Perspective of Abstract Art and the Words of Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt” will feature Roosevelt’s art along with Eleanor and Franklin’s words, chosen by her sister Elizabeth Roosevelt Kelly and their late great-aunt Chandler Roosevelt Lindsley. Laura received her BA in Studio Art and Art History from Dennison University and her MA from NYU. Her pieces are in numerous private collections. Recent exhibitions include The Art of The Roosevelts: FDR Hyde Park NY, The Aspen Institute Coordinating Exhibition with Ken Burn’s symposium, Pearl Harbor: A Day That Will Live in Infamy, Gensler Architecture: Abstract Pallets and Historic American Pop.

Jesuit Dallas Museum @ Jesuit College Prep Historical Library, Front Entrance 12345 Inwood Road Dallas, TX 75244 Thursday, January 16, 2020 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Artist to speak at 6:15 p.m. Complimentary wine, beer, beverages, Hors d'oeuvres, and the Jesuit Jazz Ensemble

RSVP to Museum Director, Elizabeth Hunt Blanc ehuntblanc@jesuitcp.org or 972-387-8700 ext 383

 

WPA ARTISTS IN THE JESUIT DALLAS MUSEUM COLLECTION

To liaison with the Fine Arts Department and Jesuit’s production of the play The Grapes of Wrath, the JDM created the exhibition, WPA Artists in the Jesuit Dallas Museum Collection. Artists from the collection that participated in the WPA, Federal Art Project (1935 – 43) of the WPA (Works Progress Administration) were, Will Barnet, Herbert Bayer, Riva Helfond, Chet LaMore, Russell Limbach, and Beatrice Mandelman.

THE BUILDERS, THE GREAT HUMAN RACE, JOHN L. DOYLE, (1939 – 2010)

Hall of Honors
The purpose of The Builders is to show how man’s ideas and concepts relate to the structures of The Great Human Race and his reflects his fascination with the human condition. The artist described himself as an “image maker,” a person devoted to producing visual conceptions. Many of his works have a historical or architectural perspective that derives from careful observation and research.