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Dragons appear in multiple cultures around the world. Though their appearance, meaning and significance varies between cultures, humans remain fascinated with the mythical creature. Western dragons from European myths typically have four legs and large wings. Quetzalcóatl from the Aztec culture is depicted as a double headed serpent without...

This object is a reproduction of a 19th Century covered wagon. It was gifted to the museum on November 20, 1976 by the American Revolution Bicentennial Commission of Texas. It was the second wagon in line as part of the Southern route wagon train for the Bicentennial Pilgrimage. In...

This object is a painting entitled “A Plaza in Texas in the 1930’s” by artist Carmen Lomas Garza, a Chicana narrative artist, inspired by the Chicano Movement, Carmen’s painting depicts every day events in the lives of Mexican-Americans. Her paintings are based on her memories and experiences of growing up in...

The artist Jose Vives-Atsara is a Spanish-born Texan painter known for his depictions of Mexican culture, beautiful Texas landscapes, and historical sites. Born in Catalonia, Spain in 1919, Vives-Atsara began painting at age 11, with the help of a priest who recognized his talents. When civil war broke out...