The Bullock Texas State History Museum presents "Painting Texas History"
Dramatic historical events have frequently provided subject matter for artists, particularly in Texas, where works portraying legendary events and individuals were common. "Painting Texas History" will be a talk on how these paintings reflect the historical and imagined versions of events in Texas history.
The Bullock Museum recently added a few significant pieces of Texas history to its galleries that will be explored in depth during this program. A version of Texas artist Henry Arthur McArdle's famed painting The Battle of San Jacinto (1895) and his notebooks which contain exhaustive research on the topic, including interviews with combatants, maps, field notes and more are currently on view. This program will explore these pieces both as works of art and as historical documents.
A reception and book signing will precede the program; guests are invited to tour the gallery to view the painting and McArdle notebooks before entering the theater.