Category: Events

Celebrating the Danse Macabre with Kahn & Selesnick 

Visit Bridwell’s Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Galleries Exhibition open from September 12–December 16, 2022 LEAD STEALING THE DANSE MACABRE: CHANGING ROLES & IDENTITIES IN THE MODERN DANCE OF DEATH Meet Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick, the gallery’s featured artists at Bridwell’s Celebrating the Danse Macabre event. Bridwell Library and SMU’s Department of Art History welcome the…Continue Reading Celebrating the Danse Macabre with Kahn & Selesnick 

On-n-On: Ciara Elle Bryant in Conversation with Octavia E. Butler – opening reception Sept. 1, 5 – 7 pm

Feature work by Ciara Elle Bryant

On-n-On: Ciara Elle Bryant in Conversation with Octavia E. Butler will place Bryant’s new media installation work in dialogue with Butler’s literary influence on contemporary art practices. The exhibition will showcase Hamon Arts Library holdings related to Octavia Butler’s writing alongside a mixed media installation by Dallas artist Ciara Elle Bryant pertaining to identity, bibliography,…Continue Reading On-n-On: Ciara Elle Bryant in Conversation with Octavia E. Butler – opening reception Sept. 1, 5 – 7 pm

Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month with SMU Libraries!

In partnership with the SMU Association of Asian and Pacific American Scholars and Allies (AAPASA), we encourage SMU students, faculty and staff to celebrate Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month by learning more about the AAPI community. Here are a few ways to do so: Read a book Contemporary Asian America includes essays on Asian…Continue Reading Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month with SMU Libraries!

In Search of Belonging – Opening reception on April 23, 1 – 3 pm at the Hamon Arts Library

Kennedi, student, '22

In 2011, the Princeton Review ranked Southern Methodist University as the eleventh worst university for gay students. Then, in a dramatic shift a decade later, Campus Pride listed it among ten religious schools living up to LGBTQ-inclusive values in August 2021. However, the struggle for LGBT campus acceptance has lasted far longer than just one…Continue Reading In Search of Belonging – Opening reception on April 23, 1 – 3 pm at the Hamon Arts Library

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 Community of Cinema – March 1 Film Events at SMU

Film screening room 3rd floor Hamon

Cinema is a natural community-forming medium, and next week, when the lights dim in Hamon Library’s new third-floor film screening room on March 1st, attendees will be treated to a unique and authentic cinematic experience, complete with the whirring sound of a 16mm film projector. The new room and projector are an extension of the…Continue Reading The Community of Cinema – March 1 Film Events at SMU

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)

Narrative as Reality: A World Reimagined/ Selections from the Jessica and Kelvin Beachum Family Collection opens Feb. 18

Dominic Chambers_The Night is Our Friend

Several paintings by contemporary Black artists from the Jessica and Kelvin Beachum Family collection will be on view at Hamon’s Hawn Gallery beginning February 18 and continuing to May 22. The exhibition, Narrative as Reality: A World Reimagined, presents the work of artists, Dominic Chambers, Ryan Cosbert, Robert Hodge, Nelson Makamo, Delita Martin, Sungi Mlengeya,…Continue Reading Narrative as Reality: A World Reimagined/ Selections from the Jessica and Kelvin Beachum Family Collection opens Feb. 18

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