The Cameron University Department of English and Foreign Languages will present “Pragmatism and Painting: The Texas Post Office Murals and New Deal Ethic,” featuring guest speaker Dr. Bryan Wheeler. The event, which is open to the public at no charge, will take place on Thursday, March 10 at 7 p.m. in the Buddy Green Room of the McMahon Centennial Complex.
Wheeler will focus his talk on the ethical foundations of the New Deal and the establishment of the Fine Art’s Post Office Mural program. He will pay special attention to murals painted in Texas, which were designed to showcase the local communities’ histories and interests.
Wheeler recently completed a Ph.D. in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Critical Studies from Texas Tech University. He has presented numerous papers focusing on the art and modern history of Texas and the Southwest. His work will be featured in the forthcoming volume, “The New Deal Built Environment in Texas,” edited by George M. Cooper for the University of New Mexico press.
This presentation is made possible by the Philip L. Jones Endowed Lectureship in Ethics.
For more information, contact the Cameron University Department of English and Foreign Languages at 580-581-2921.
March 7, 2016