Tag Archives: Dallas Museum of Art

Civil War History and the Dallas Museum of Art: Warriors Fight, The Homefront Mourns

“And his good wife will tear her cheeks in grief, his sons are orphans and he, soaking the soil red with his own blood, he rots away himself—more birds than women flocking round his body!” Homer, The Iliad It’s an … Continue reading

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Civil War History and the Dallas Museum of Art: The Bugler

American Civil War soldier? In the European art gallery at the Dallas Museum of Art? No…

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Civil War History & The Dallas Museum of Art: Five Boys on a Wall

Eastman Johnson is one of my favorite American 19th Century artists, and I was thrilled to see that the Dallas Museum of Art had one of his works. “Five Boys on a Wall” was created in the 1870’s and shows … Continue reading

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Civil War History & the Dallas Museum of Art: Lady Godiva

“That has to be an 1860’s statue,” I thought as the hairstyle of the marble woman caught my eye. Her dress was not Civil War era, though, and not really Greco-Roman classic as if she was a goddess of liberty, … Continue reading

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