Category: Bridwell Library

From SMU to Samarkand: Bridwell Director Visits Central Asia

August 24, 2022 By Anthony J. Elia, Director of Bridwell Library During the month of May, I spent three weeks traveling through the Central Asian nation of Uzbekistan, in what is often considered the center of the ancient Silk Road.  While this historical confluence of markets, trade routes, and nodes of transcontinental commerce reaches deeply into…Continue Reading From SMU to Samarkand: Bridwell Director Visits Central Asia

The Bridwell Quarterly Spring 2022 & The Bridwell Quill Issues 44–46

Please enjoy “The Ballad of Time Travel” issues 44–46 of Anthony Elia’s newsletter The Bridwell Quill along with Issue 15 of Bridwell Library’s The Bridwell Quarterly (Spring 2022).   If you have comments or questions, please feel free to contact us at mried@smu.edu. Happy reading!…Continue Reading The Bridwell Quarterly Spring 2022 & The Bridwell Quill Issues 44–46

Bridwell Edible Book Festival (BEBFest May 3, 2022)

Bridwell Edible Book Festival — BEBFest 2022 — Tuesday, May 3 • 1:30pm–3pm Gill Hall, Bridwell Library     Thank you to all who participated & voted in this year’s BEBFest. We are excited to announce the BEBFest 2022 winners!   1. MacBeth Cake by the “MacBakers” 2. Tell Tale Heart by Rachel Holmes 3….Continue Reading Bridwell Edible Book Festival (BEBFest May 3, 2022)

Maître d’art Didier Mutel Lectures at SMU April 7 & 8

Maître d’art Didier Mutel Lectures at SMU   RSVP: April 7, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. & RSVP: April 8, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.     *Lectures are free and open to the public French Maître d’art Didier Mutel to Speak at SMU April 7 and 8, 2022 The book artist, engraver and printer Didier Mutel, who has…Continue Reading Maître d’art Didier Mutel Lectures at SMU April 7 & 8

The Bridwell Quarterly Issue 14 Winter 2022 & The Bridwell Quill Jan-Mar 2022

Please enjoy “The Carpenter & the Fig Tree” issues 41–43 of Anthony Elia’s newsletter The Bridwell Quill along with issue 14 of Bridwell Library’s The Bridwell Quarterly (Winter 2022).                 Friends and colleagues who will be in the Dallas area March 7–9, please join us for our one-of-a-kind avant-garde festival of music, lectures, food, artists’ books, poetic performances, and…Continue Reading The Bridwell Quarterly Issue 14 Winter 2022 & The Bridwell Quill Jan-Mar 2022

Theology & Art of the Score: An Exhibit Accompanying A Festival of Form

  THEOLOGY AND ART OF THE SCORE An Exhibit on Cage’s Musical World Bridwell Library Theology and Art of the Score is an exhibit that comes out of various interdisciplinary projects that took place at Bridwell Library over the last year.  During the Dante Festival in late August 2021, the musical work produced by composer…Continue Reading Theology & Art of the Score: An Exhibit Accompanying A Festival of Form

A Festival of Form: John Cage & the Infinite Human (March 7–9)

  Bridwell Library & Perkins Sacred Music Program Present A FESTIVAL OF FORM John Cage & the Infinite Human March 7-9, 2022 RSVP   An avant-garde festival of music, sound, silence, art, and books  at Bridwell Library and Perkins Chapel  Featuring    A 16-hour performance of Cage’s Organ2/ASLSP  “As Slow as Possible”   Lecture and music by…Continue Reading A Festival of Form: John Cage & the Infinite Human (March 7–9)

RSVP: Reception Feb 2, 2022 at Bridwell Library

You are invited to attend a reception and special viewing of SYMBIOSIS OF SCRIPT, FONT, AND FORM: A SELECTION OF ARTISTS’ BOOKS with an introduction to the exhibition by R. Arvid Nelsen at Bridwell Library Wednesday February 2, 2022, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. RSVP  Bridwell Library Perkins School of Theology and SMU Libraries Southern Methodist…Continue Reading RSVP: Reception Feb 2, 2022 at Bridwell Library

The Bridwell Quarterly Fall 2021 & The Bridwell Quill Issues 39–40

Please enjoy “The Mystic & the Muse” issues 39–40 of Anthony Elia’s newsletter The Bridwell Quill along with issue 13 of Bridwell Library’s The Bridwell Quarterly (Fall 2021). If you have comments or questions, please feel free to contact us at bridadmin@smu.edu.  Happy reading!…Continue Reading The Bridwell Quarterly Fall 2021 & The Bridwell Quill Issues 39–40

Symbiosis of Script, Font, and Form: A Selection of Artists’ Books

Bridwell Library announces the opening of the first gallery exhibit in the library since 2019. Symbiosis of Script, Font, and Form: A Selection of Artists’ Books is a look at books from Bridwell Library Special Collections in which artists or circles of collaborators have integrated corporeal elements of the book form into the literature in sensitive…Continue Reading Symbiosis of Script, Font, and Form: A Selection of Artists’ Books