The Tyler, Texas Black Film Collection was featured on WFAA’s Good Morning Texas program this week. Film and Media Arts professor Rick Worland answered questions about this varied group of films, which were made in the 30s, 40s, and 50s for black audiences in segregated theaters.
To find out more…
Watch the Good Morning Texas segment
Stream or download one of the films, The Blood of Jesus
Order the Tyler Collection DVD set
Read more about the Jones Film and Video Collection
The Division of Film and Media Arts will screen five 16mm prints from the Jones Film and Video Collection over the next few weeks.
All screenings are open to the public. They will be held in the Greer Garson Theatre, Rm. 3527, at 7:00 PM, and admission is free. For more information, call 214-768-2129.
The program is subject to change, but the scheduled titles are:
- February 2: Rules of the Game (1939, Jean Renoir)
- February 9: Viridiana (1961, Luis Buñuel)
- February 16: Mr. Hulot’s Holiday (1955, Jacques Tati)
- February 23: The 400 Blows (1959, Francois Truffaut)
- March 1: L’Eclisse (1962, Michelangelo Antonioni)
Please join us this Friday, January 27, at 6:00 p.m. for the reception for our current exhibit in the Hawn Gallery: Archive of Shadows by Andrew Douglas Underwood.
Dallas-based artist Andrew Douglas Underwood presents his second solo exhibition, Archive of Shadows. His research-based artistic practice explores historic vignettes, examines the notion of perfection, and questions the possibility of objectivity. The museum-esque presentation of the work intrinsically implies, “The mementos collected here are of historic significance.” Also, like a museum, the act of collecting naturally integrates with a practice of creating archives of information. Where this collection diverges from the institutional and the quantitative is in the emotional reaction to the vignettes. For those willing to slow down and engage with the work, the reward is an involvement with a romantic moment from history.
Photo of Jerry Bywaters
This past December, art work by Jerry Bywaters was donated to SMU’s Meadows Museum by his daughter Jerry Bywaters Cochran (view the press release). This gift of paintings, pastels, prints, and watercolors, along with the Jerry Bywaters Collection on Art of the Southwest housed in the Hamon Arts Library, will make SMU the major repository of research materials and art work by Jerry Bywaters for future scholars and researchers interested in the art of the region.
In addition to her gift to the Meadows Museum, Mrs. Cochran also donated the Jerry Bywaters Cochran family papers to SMU which will become part of the existing Bywaters Collection in the Hamon Library.
At the Hamon Arts Library, we are constantly discovering new treasures. Recently, during our daily adventures we re-discovered something that our patrons may consider very valuable. It is our outside book drop. It is rarely seen and rarely used, but we would like to change that.
The outside book drop is available for those times when you have an item to return and the library is closed. It is located just outside the doors facing Hillcrest Drive on the west side of the Owen Arts Center building.
We have posted a new sign on the door at the library entrance containing a map that gives directions to outside bookdrop, should visit us at a time when we are closed and as an added benefit we have inserted the map into this blog, so that you may view it at anytime.
Our regular hours of operation while classes are in session are Monday through Thursday, 8 am–12 am; Friday, 8 am–6 pm; Saturday, 9 am–5 pm and Sunday, 1 pm–12 am. For exeptions to these hours, please visit http//smu.edu/cul/hamon/.
The inaugural Hamon Book Club event, sponsored by the Friends of the SMU Libraries and the Hamon, will be Thursday, November 10. Beverly Mitchell, Art and Dance Librarian, will lead a discussion of Umberto Eco’s History of Beauty. And there will be chocolate!
Next semester, we will have a second event, with a music-related book soon to be named. We’re excited about the prospects of our new book club—and we hope you get involved!
Hamon’s annual book sale for fall 2011 will be on Thursday, November 17th from 9 am – 8 pm and Friday, November 18th from 9 am – 5 pm. The Library will offer many music scores, books, numerous opera CDs, DVDs and VHS tapes. Subjects will include art, music, theater, dance, film or fiction. Most items will range in price from $1.00 – $10.00. On Friday, from 3 – 5 pm, prices will be 50% off and Friends of SMU Libraries will receive a 10% discount with their card.
Please note the following policies: check or cash only, no sales tax, all sales final, no holds, and no bulk discounts. The Hamon Arts Library is located in the Owen Art Center, 6100 Hillcrest Ave. For further information, please call 214-768-3813 or e-mail email@example.com.
New Hamon Website, September 2011
Our website has changed again! In order to align more closely with the look of the rest of the website for Central University Libraries at SMU, the Hamon site has been updated. As with any site update, we’re sure people will like and dislike many things about it, but we’re pleased in particular with the increase in images and improved content in some key areas, such as the Audiovisual Center. Please let us know if you have any questions or comments.
Visit the 2nd and 3rd floors this week to try out our new furniture! The semicircular rotunda-like study areas now feature 6 square tables with chairs and 8 comfy lounge chairs with ottomans.