The University of Dallas is pleased to announce the opening exhibition of the Ron St. Angelo Collection of Iconic Photography for the Catholic Church, which will be on display in the foyer of the Braniff Graduate Building with an opening reception that will take place the afternoon of April 7 at 4 p.m.
"We are thrilled to share the inspiring work of Ron St. Angelo with our greater Dallas-Irving community thanks to his enduring generosity to the University of Dallas,” said Vice President of Advancement Kris Muñoz Vetter.
The exhibit will feature the iconic photography of Ron St. Angelo, whose work has adorned the walls of the Pentagon and White House, as well as a permanent exhibit in AT&T Stadium. In the midst of a legendary five-decade career, St. Angelo served as the official photographer of the Dallas Cowboys, a role he held for three decades and three Super Bowls in which he chronicled America’s Team.
From professional sports to religious celebrations, St. Angelo’s lenses capture a universal language. In August 2020, his “Diocese Collection'' was inducted in the Dallas Historical Society; in November 2020, the “Landry Legacy Collection'' was presented at the Hall of State at Dallas’ Fair Park. His noted Dallas Cowboys archive collection, additionally, earned placement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, as well as the Dallas Historical Society, earlier this year; in February, St. Angelo was appropriately inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame.
The Beaumont, Texas, native developed his love of photography in high school, before serving two Vietnam tours with the U.S. Navy. Five years ago, he enrolled in the University of Dallas to study philosophy and theology in the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts. “I plan to take classes for the rest of my life,” said the noted author of more than 20 books, including The Greatest Team Ever: Dallas Cowboys of the 1990s.
St. Angelo’s most recent artistic contributions include appearances of EWTN’s “At Home with Jim & Joy.” EWTN is the world’s largest Catholic television network, broadcasting in 140 countries.