In 1825 Thomas Cole, renowned American artist and early environmentalist was angered by the destruction of the area’s beauty by development. He wrote, “ I cannot but express my sorrow that the beauty of such landscapes are quickly passing away – the ravages of the axe are daily increasing....
The Jesuit Dallas Museum has exhibition openings and also hosts events for members based on art themes. Artist talks, visits to artist’s studios as well as visits to other museums are part of the educational outreach program of the Museum.
Laura Roosevelt “Historic American Pop” January 16 - May 1, 2020
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.
As part of President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal during the Great Depression, the government-funded Federal Art Project (1935 -43) of the WPA (Works Progress Administration) hired as many as 10,000 artists to create murals, paintings, sculpture, graphic art, posters, photography, theatre scenic design, and arts and crafts.
Laura Roosevelt, President Franklin D. and Eleanor Roosevelt’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.
Bill DeOre shared the Dallas Morning newsroom with author Mark McDonald, while both also served as volunteer coaches in youth sports. It follows then, that the “seasoned” duo would once again connect on a project related to … what else … sports history.
Please join us for the opening reception to celebrate Italian artist, Alex Corno “Sempre Nel Texas, Always in Texas” in the Historical Library. Italian artist and sculptor, Alex Corno’s exhibition, will include sculpture and works on paper. Corno creates abstract forms using welded iron and stainless steel.