Hall of State: Presentation and Reception

Hall of State: Presentation and Reception

January 21, 2024
2:00 PM
3939 Grand Avenue Dallas, TX 75210

Hall of State
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The spectacular Hall of State, built for the Texas Centennial in 1936, boasts two Tom Lea murals in its West Texas Room, now the Dealey Library. One mural shows a pioneer family coming to settle the land, and the other depicts a lanky cowboy with the lasso in hand, possessing an unpretentious grandeur. Luciano Cheles, an Italian Renaissance scholar, commented that they are almost “holy.” Might it be that the arcs over the family in the covered wagon reference the vaulted ceiling of a church? Or could it be that the light surrounding the cowboy alludes to a halo? Join a young champion roper, along with David Lee, curator and Kaitlyn Price, education, from The Hall of State for an afternoon of inspiration.

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