This mid-century modern mural, signed “Jack Lubin ‘56,” was found behind a wall during renovations of the old Hilton Statler Hotel on Commerce Street last year. It’s going to get restored to its original glory, thanks to Dallas’ Seikilos FX Studios.
Seeing this mural again made arts critic Michael Granberry want to share a few memories about what Commerce Street in downtown Dallas was like back then — think neon, strip clubs and Jack Ruby. Take a read here.
“One recent study found that only 3% of creative directors are women. In journalism, men continue to fill the majority of top editor roles — and this likely extends to photo editor roles as well. We’ve all seen Mad Men. This isn’t the 1950s, but the advertising industry is not exactly a model for gender equality. None of this is to say that men can’t accurately depict women in visual imagery, but if we’ve learned anything from the research, it’s that gender equality in every industry leads to better and more representative outcomes.”
"The new library of photos shows professional women as surgeons, painters, bakers, soldiers and hunters. There are girls riding skateboards, women lifting weights and fathers changing babies’ diapers.”