Month: November 2015

Collection Spotlight: Jake and Nancy Hamon Papers

The Jake and Nancy Hamon Papers contain the personal papers of Jake and Nancy Hamon. Jake Hamon was a legendary Dallas independent wildcatter while his wife Nancy was a celebrated hostess and philanthropist. The collection offers insights into Dallas social and cultural history. The bulk of the materials originates from Dallas, Texas….Continue Reading Collection Spotlight: Jake and Nancy Hamon Papers

The fantasy / comparison model of fashion image processing: A prospective model of viewer engagement

Photographs in the Paper Dolls series confront the viewer with fundamental questions of viewer agency and power central to the critical investigation of visual culture. A feminist critique of visual culture, especially the culture of fashion magazine consumption by young women, is suggested by the selection and treatment of the six images comprising the exhibition….Continue Reading The fantasy / comparison model of fashion image processing: A prospective model of viewer engagement

Pollock’s Black Paintings: A Conversation

On Wednesday, November 11, art historian and critic, Michael Fried, and Dallas Museum of Art Hoffman Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, Gavin Delahunty, discussed Jackson Pollock‚Äôs black paintings, the focus of the exhibition opening at the DMA this coming Friday, November 20….Continue Reading Pollock’s Black Paintings: A Conversation

CUL Digital Collections Update: October 2015

In October 2015, SMU’s Central University Libraries uploaded 564 items into CUL Digital Collections. CUL now has approximately 49,644 published items. Highlights include: 107 postcards of Dallas, 1904-1959, from the George W. Cook Dallas/Texas Image Collection as part of the Texas Treasures FY2016 grant program, sponsored by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and…Continue Reading CUL Digital Collections Update: October 2015

Great Scott and great voices at SMU

For the second time in less than five years, the Dallas Opera is producing the world premiere of an opera by composer Jake Heggie with the libretto by Terrence McNally. Great Scott opened Friday, October 30th and will continue its run at the Margo and Bill Winspear Opera House through November 15th….Continue Reading Great Scott and great voices at SMU