Are You Close Enough?: SMU Libraries as Learning Spaces


Marking 100 years since the first university library was founded in Dallas Hall, 2013 is being celebrated at SMU as the Year of the Library.  Here at the Hamon Arts Library, we are very pleased to be hosting the digital meta-exhibition Are You Close Enough?: SMU Libraries as Learning Spaces, which examines the creation of the Post Chiaroscuro: Prints in Color after the Renaissance exhibition currently on display in the Hawn Gallery at the Hamon Arts Library.  Also depicted in the meta-exhibition are the ways in which Dr. Lisa Pon of the Art History Departement has incorporated the rich collections of the SMU Libraries and the Meadows Museum in her History of Western Printmaking, 1400-1750 class this fall.  Are You Close Enough? is running concurrently with the Post Chiaroscuro exhibition in the Mildren Hawn Exhibition Gallery in the Hamon Arts Library through December 13, 2013.

Or you can visit the exhibitions online:

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Let the Holiday Shopping Begin!

                                                                2013 Year of the Library

bookmanHamon Arts Library Book Sale


Thursday, November 21, 2013

10 am – 8 pm

Friday, November 22, 2013

10 am – 2 pm

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Aurora Event in Dallas Arts District


Aurora Project 2013 Light of Convergence

October 18th, 6pm to midnight, in the Dallas Arts District

“nearly 90 contemporary works of light, sound, performance, and projection art for a free evening of discovery and engagement.”

Among the Meadows artists participating are:

Brittany Ransom, faculty and Melissa Tran, MFA alumni, Nervous Bodies

Don Relyea, BFA alumni and adjunct facultyWatching You, Watching Me

Eric Trich, former SMU student, with Jordan Castilleja, Transition

Michael Christopher Matson, BFA alumni, Light Grid

Millicent Johnnie, Ira Greenberg, and Center of Creative
Computation /
 Skull and Bones Sketch

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Hamon Library Welcomes Fashion Media Majors

fashion books

The Division of Journalism in the Meadows School of the Arts has developed its successful Fashion Media minor into a new major. The Hamon Arts Library welcomes Fashion Media students and faculty with a display of recent book acquisitions located on the first floor near the current periodicals section. Hamon and Central University Libraries have also been adding new online resources in fashion, including

The Berg Fashion Library

The Vogue Archive (1892 – present)

The Women’s Wear Daily Archive (1910-present) coming in September

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Jones Collection Films Tour Brazil

Poster for the film series

Poster for the film series

Many of the films from the Tyler, Texas Black Film Collection are on tour in Brazil from late July through mid-September.  São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Brasília will each host multiple screenings at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil locations in a series entitled Oscar Micheaux: O Cinema Negro e a Segregação Racial.

Meanwhile, film fans in all parts of the world can still see the Tyler Collection online as part of our Digital Collections.

Just before the FedEx pickup -- nine feature films on thirty-three reels packed in eleven Goldberg cases with a total weight of about 500 pounds

Just before the FedEx pickup — nine feature films on thirty-three reels packed in eleven Goldberg cases with a total weight of about 400 pounds

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Exhibit extended through June 7


“Linda Darnell: from Dallas to Hollywood: Selections from the Jeff Gordon Collection” has been extended through June 7.

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Learn More About Linda Darnell and Jeff Gordon

This semester, the Jones Collection is celebrating Hollywood star and Oak Cliff native Linda Darnell as well as our good friend and donor Jeff Gordon with the exhibition Linda Darnell: From Dallas to Hollywood — Selections from the Jeff Gordon Collection. Now is the perfect time to learn more about Jeff and Linda, and it is always a good time to watch some classic movies.

About Jeff Gordon and his gift to SMU         

About Linda Darnell         

Videos of Darnell films in the SMU Libraries

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Lecture and exhibit with Jeff Gordon, Film Historian and Collector

Topic: Linda Darnell: From Dallas to Hollywood; Selections from the Jeff Gordon Collection

Date: Friday, February 8, 2013
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm preview reception (Hawn Gallery, Hamon Arts Library)
7:00 pm lecture (O’Donnell Lecture Hall, Owen Arts Center)
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About Jeff Gordon

Film historian and New York City native Jeff Gordon (Foxy Lady: The Authorized Biography of Lynn Bari) has bequeathed his extensive collection of posters, lobby cards, scrapbooks, and other film-related items to SMU. He has curated this exhibition drawn from its holdings as a “sneak preview,” with special attention being paid to the acting career of Dallas native Linda Darnell, who was born and raised in Oak Cliff.

The exhibition will be on display from February 3-May 17, 2013; Hawn Gallery, Hamon Arts Library.

RSVP: 214-768-3225. This event is free and open to the public.

Co-sponsored by the Hamon Arts Library and the Friends of the SMU Libraries.

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