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Carolyn Brown Photography "Travels with Carolyn"

March - June 2024
Historical Library

Carolyn Brown has been a major figure on the Dallas photography scene for a number of years. Besides her books, Ms. Brown is particularly known for her incredible exhibit at Fair Park’s Hall of State during the 2000 State Fair: “Sacred Spaces: Man and the Divine in Mexico, Central America and Southwestern United States.” Brown states, “Photography is at the very center of my being—if it’s not documenting faraway places and antiquities, its people, culture and human differences.  One cannot escape our fascinating cultural makeup. For me, the importance of photography is that it documents time.  The beauty of photography is that by looking at a photograph, one can immediately experience long-ago moments, even bits of the lives people lived thousands of years ago—where, how and who they worshiped, and where they walked, worked, lived and loved.” She has photographed extensively in Jordan, Egypt, Mexico, and many other places. Her work is in many corporate collections and museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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Don Schol '59 "Vietnam Remembrances"


After his tour in Vietnam, Don and his teammates were sent to Hawaii to complete their works on paper, canvas, and in clay for the Army Office of Military History War Art Collection, housed in Washington, D.C. After completing this mission, Don returned to Fort Hood to train other young men to function and survive in the Vietnam War. The images represented in this suite are based on Schol’s personal experiences, while he served in Vietnam as Combat Artist. Some of the images literally depict what he actually witnessed and experienced. Others symbolize something he felt about a particular experience or collective. This more expressive approach to creating imagery was characteristic of those artists of the German Expressionist movement whose work Schol was attracted to and inspired by, such as Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, and Max Beckmann, who were themselves subjected to the horrors of war during World War I. He found a kinship with them and their style of expression.

The set of 18 lithographs prints, signed, titled, and numbered series 5/8 from the woodblocks were donated by John Mullen '59. 

WPA Artists in the Jesuit Dallas Museum Collection

Outside of the Melsheimer Family Theater

To liaison with the Fine Arts Department and the production of John Steinbeck’s play Of Mice & Men, the Jesuit Dallas Museum created the exhibition, WPA (Works Progress Administration) Artists from the Jesuit Dallas Museum Collection. The exhibition brings together the work of artists who were part of the WPA program during the 1930’s – 1940’s. Artists included are:  Will Barnet, Herbert Bayer, Edward Hagedorn, Riva Helfond, Chet LaMore, Russell Limbach, and Beatrice Mandelman. 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.


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 this 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.