Harry McArdle’s The Battle of San Jacinto: Creating the Narrative of the Texas Revolution
Heritage Auction Galleries
Saturday, October 16, 2010, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A FREE Educational Symposium
Heritage’s November 20, 2010, auction of Texas Art will feature an alternate version of Henry McArdle’s The Battle of San Jacinto, his renowned mural gracing the Texas Capitol. Hidden away in a West Virginia attic for over a century, its recent discovery by the artist’s descendants is thrilling art lovers and historians alike.
Seating is limited, please RSVP at either 214-409-1725 or AnneT@HA.com.
A boxed lunch is available to participants who make a reservation. Please specify ham, turkey or vegetarian.
James Crisp, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, and author of Sleuthing the Alamo: Davy Crockett’s Last Stand and Other Mysteries of the Texas Revolution
The Romance of Absolute Truth: McArdle, DeShields, and the Meaning of Texas History
Michael R. Grauer
Associate Director for Curatorial Affairs/Curator of Art, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, Canyon, Texas, and author of A Dictionary of Texas Artists, 1800 – 1945
Texas as Art History: H. A. McArdle’s ‘Other’ The Battle of San Jacinto
Curator of the Texas State Capitol, State Preservation Board, Austin, Texas
Fact or Fiction: Creating the Narrative of the Republic of Texas
Sam Ratcliffe, Ph.D.
Head of Special Collections at the Hamon Arts Library, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, and author of Painting Texas History to 1900
Henry McArdle and the Quest for ‘Pictorial History’
The symposium will be held at Heritage Auction Galleries Design District Annex located at 1518 Slocum St., Dallas, Texas 75207.