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The Glory and Grandeur of Iowa? Understanding the Seerly Hall Murals

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 to Friday, June 28, 2019

When William de Leftwich Dodge painted the murals in the Great Reading Room in 1921, he was trying to show  advancement in Iowa history through the use of symbols. This exhibit explores the artist’s original intention when he created the murals, modern perceptions of these depictions, and common reactions to historical racism in mural paintings.
 

 

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