"The role of myth in American history is probably nowhere more effectively illustrated than in the battle of the Alamo. The encounter was violent and dramatic, its participants gallant. Most critically, there were no survivors, at least among its white male defenders, leaving others free to reconstruct a history based more frequently upon conjecture and imagination than upon verifiable evidence." — Clifton H. Jones, from Alamo Images: Changing Perceptions of a Texas Experience (exhibition catalog)
Alamo Images: Changing Perceptions of a Texas Experience surveys the Alamo of the Texas imagination through illustrations drawn from historical documents, paintings, sketches, cartoons, comic books, television, and film. Alamo Images focuses, not merely on Texas history, but on the mythic power of events that helped define a community, state, and nation. Panel topics include:
is an exhibition organized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University in Dallas and produced by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Alamo Images: Changing Perspectives of a Texas Experience is available in two formats:
|Content||11 double-sided panels (26” x 37”)|
12 support legs
|Space Requirements||150 square feet of floor space ( 15’ x 10’)|
|Shipping Weight and Dimensions||Travels in 3 plastic cases:|
|Rental Period||4 weeks|
|Content||6 double-sided panels (26” x 38”)|
7 support legs (68” tall)
|Space Requirements||120 square feet of floor space (12’ x 10’)|
|Shipping Weight and Dimensusions||Travels in 2 plastic cases:|
|Rental Period||4 weeks|
*Rental fees are based primarily on the cost of shipping. Prices may vary based on current fuel surcharges or venue location within the state of Texas. Out-of-state rentals are priced on an individual basis. Please call for a rental fee quote specific to your venue.
Alamo Images press release.
A publicity image is available for promoting this exhibition at your venue. Please contact the exhibitions coordinator to request an electronic file of this image. Please allow 2-3 business days for the exhibitions coordinator to process your request.
Venues may request a CD with the Humanities Texas logo in a number of electronic file formats for use when developing print and online promotional materials. Logo files are also available for download from the logo page.
To book an exhibition or receive a quote, please complete the online rental form.
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