Category: Events

Juneteenth National Independence Day

President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation took effect on January 1, 1863. However, it was two and a half years later before Texas slaves got the message when Union Major General Gordon Granger issued the order in Galveston, “The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United…Continue Reading Juneteenth National Independence Day

1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Anniversary

As we are now at the hundredth anniversary of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, people look back at the atrocity with questions even today. They wonder how such a thing could happen. The Tulsa massacre occurred when white mobs attacked the affluent Greenwood African American community. The complete devastation of the Greenwood neighborhood, known as…Continue Reading 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Anniversary

Film Screening at the DMA: Ghosts of Lost Futures on May 22

Is a spectre haunting the archive? Do the films collected there proclaim a history that is no longer or a future that is not yet here? Is there something to reclaim in the bits of visual history that have been rescued in the archive? Have you felt the horizon closing before your eyes, the promise of the future you’ve…Continue Reading Film Screening at the DMA: Ghosts of Lost Futures on May 22

Curatorial Minds Lab: Virtual Lecture with Guest Curator May Makki on April 28

Curatorial Minds Lab: Virtual Lecture with Guest Curator May Makki Wednesday, April 28, 2021 5:30 p.m. Virtual lecture; advance registration required. FREE May Makki is an independent curator interested in developing new networks of exhibition and distribution. Her current research focuses on practices that build out autonomous and collective approaches to cultural production in the…Continue Reading Curatorial Minds Lab: Virtual Lecture with Guest Curator May Makki on April 28

Curatorial Minds Lab: Virtual Lecture with Guest Curator Yina Jiménez Suriel on April 7

Virtual Lecture with Guest Curator Yina Jiménez Suriel April 7, 5:30 p.m. Yina Jiménez Suriel. Curator and researcher. She obtained her master’s degree in History of Art and Visual Culture, with a focus on visual studies from the Universitat de València. She has collaborated in different institutions, among them Casa Quien, Centro León, Kulturstiftung Basel…Continue Reading Curatorial Minds Lab: Virtual Lecture with Guest Curator Yina Jiménez Suriel on April 7

Curatorial Minds Lab: Virtual Lecture with Guest Curator Sofía Casarin, Co-founder of Ruta del Castor, Mexico City

Curatorial Minds Lab: Virtual Lecture with Guest Curator Sofía Casarin, Co-founder of Ruta del Castor, Mexico City Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 5:30 pm Virtual lecture; advance registration required. Sofia Casarin is a Mexico-based curator and art historian whose work focuses on the relationship between the arts and politics and on the role of artists…Continue Reading Curatorial Minds Lab: Virtual Lecture with Guest Curator Sofía Casarin, Co-founder of Ruta del Castor, Mexico City

Curatorial Minds Lab – spring 2021 fellows & upcoming events

Please join us in welcoming the five fellows for the spring 2021 Curatorial Minds Lab cohort, hosted by the Hawn Gallery in the Hamon Arts Library, SMU.   Aidan Ellis (she/her) is a second-year student from Austin, TX pursuing majors in Film & Media Studies and English with minors in Human Rights and Art History. She applies…Continue Reading Curatorial Minds Lab – spring 2021 fellows & upcoming events

Vote 2020 – It’s Just Two Steps: Register and Vote!

With the upcoming presidential and congressional election on November 3, 2020, it’s an ideal moment to reflect on past elections at Southern Methodist University. During the late 1960s, college and university students across the country and at SMU protested against the Vietnam War. At that time, anyone under 21 could not vote, and on campuses,…Continue Reading Vote 2020 – It’s Just Two Steps: Register and Vote!

SMU Libraries’ 2nd Annual Digital Humanities Research Institute

Join DHRI@SMU, August 10-13, 2020. Apply now, applications are due July 31 Digital humanities (DH) answers humanities questions with computational methods. DHRI@SMU offers intensive training in DH tools and skills. We focus both the digital and the humanities. We also explore the collaborative, interdisciplinary nature of DH work. Though circumstances are uncertain, we remain committed…Continue Reading SMU Libraries’ 2nd Annual Digital Humanities Research Institute

Hawn Gallery presents Allyson Packer: Sounding – opening February 7

  Allyson Packer: Sounding On view February 7 – March 29, 2020 Monday – Thursday | 9 AM – 9 PM Friday | 9 AM – 6 PM Saturday | 12 – 5 PM Sunday | 2 – 9 PM   Opening Reception with the artist | Friday, February 7 | 5 – 7 pm…Continue Reading Hawn Gallery presents Allyson Packer: Sounding – opening February 7