The exclusive engagement is a tribute to the Roosevelt legacy with the last remaining family members who remember their grandparents, Eleanor and Franklin. This is the only place they will be together discussing their personal memories.
For tickets go to dallashistory.org.
The evening will also be the opening of the art exhibit of Franklin and Eleanor’s great-granddaughter Laura Roosevelt, who is a Dallas native.
Laura Roosevelt specializes in abstract mixed media painting. As an artist, she is known for her layering technique.
Laura Roosevelt’s passion for history has pioneered a new form of American art with her “Historic American Pop” series. These pieces incorporate iconic photographs with textured, abstract backgrounds, reshaping the experience of those moments frozen in time.
“My ‘Historic American Pop’ is a balance between historical images and abstract art,” she said. “I believe that historical photographs combined with abstract art bring about a new visual experience.”
The exhibit “Historic American Pop- A Collaborated Historical Perspective of Abstract Art and the Words of Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt” will feature Roosevelt’s art along with Eleanor and Franklin’s words, chosen by her sister Elizabeth Roosevelt Kelly and their late great-aunt Chandler Roosevelt Lindsley.
Historic American Pop will be on display in the East Texas Room in the Hall of State for three weeks until April 14. The exhibit is free and open to the public. The collection and other works are at lrarthouse.com