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National Mythstory


Everything's bigger in Texas—its clout when it comes to school textbooks is no exception. For years, its massive textbook market and arch-conservative board of education have been making learning choices for Lone Star State students and beyond—choices that include marginalizing the roles of women, slavery and civil rights, and playing up the role of religion in history classes.

That doesn't sit well with Boise artist Bryan Anthony Moore, and his most recent installation, National Mythstory, challenges the story of America being told to schoolkids through paintings, sculptures and illustrations that reframe historical documents and texts to emphasize social justice. Along with showing his work, Moore will conduct an artist talk about National Mythstory, so come prepared to get fired up.