The State of Texas & Youth of Texas

The great central panel of the mural State of Texas speaks to the future as well as the past. In the scene that underscores the state’s belief in her young people, the symbolic figure of education hold high the lamp of learning. From the top of this scene an abundance of fruits and grains pour forth, providing a border which encompasses out youngest citizens in a healthful, plentiful land. Above it we see a figure representing the State of Texas, symbolically the source of this bounty. At the top of the mural the distinctive outline of three university buildings symbolize higher education in the state: the dome of the Dallas Hall at Southern Methodist University, the tower at the University of Texas in Austin, and the main university building at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.