High Noon Talk: Women Artists of the Texas Centennial


October 4, 2023 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join us for an enlightening talk that shines a spotlight on some of the remarkable women artists whose work was exhibited at the Texas Centennial.

Event Details

High Noon Talks are back and better than ever! Get ready to discover interesting and often untold stories of Texas at our classic, casual lunchtime talk series.

Discover the women artists of the 1936 Texas Centennial exhibition! Join Bullock Museum Senior Curator Kathryn Siefker as she shares a conversation with Veletta Forsythe Lill, the immediate past Dallas Historical Society Chair and board member of Fair Park First, about the creative women artists who forever made their mark on the state of Texas.

Be sure to visit the Bullock Museum’s Texas Art Gallery to view paintings by six women artists from Texas.

Program is FREE to the public.

About the Presenters

Veletta Forsythe Lill has been a change agent in Dallas for more than three decades. The former member of the Dallas City Council (1997–2005) and founding Executive Director of the Dallas Arts District has played multiple roles in the development of the cultural and physical city and the policy that has guided it. She has served on numerous private, non-profit boards from the Dallas Museum of Art to the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Her work in historic preservation, urban planning, and the arts has been honored by organizations at a local, state, and national level. She is the immediate past chair of the Dallas Historical Society and board member of Fair Park First where she is working on the conservation of the Park’s large collection of Centennial era art.

Kathryn Siefker is a senior curator at the Bullock Texas State History Museum, where she has worked in the Exhibits department for 15 years. Prior to joining the Bullock team she served as the Curator of Education at The Grace Museum, providing art education for adults and school children. Ms. Siefker received a Bachelor’s degree from William Jewell College in History and English and earned her Master’s Degree in History and Museum Studies from the University of Delaware.

About Public Programs

Public programs at the Bullock Museum explore relevant history and celebrate the culture that has shaped our modern world. Through engaging discussions, performances, and scholarship visitors are invited to see local connections and discover how Texas fits into a broader national story.

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Secondary image Ruby Lee and Loula May, 1932. Oil on canvas by Kathleen Blackshear (1897–1988). Courtesy The John L. Nau III Collection of Texas Art, Houston.

The Bullock Museum, a division of the Texas State Preservation Board, is funded by Museum members, donors, and patrons, the Texas State History Museum Foundation, and the State of Texas.