Category: Exhibits

Exhibition opening February 8 – Torn Apart: Punk + New Wave Graphics, Fashion and Culture, 1976-1986

Sex Pistols Anarchy 1976 Jamie Reid design Ray Stevenson photo

February 8 – May 10, 2024 Torn Apart: Punk + New Wave Graphics, Fashion & Culture: 1976-1986 brings together two notable collections of posters, flyers, clothing, and ephemera from this highly influential era of pivotal cultural shift in Britain and the United States. This exhibition features the collections of Andrew Krivine, scholar and collector, and Malcolm…Continue Reading Exhibition opening February 8 – Torn Apart: Punk + New Wave Graphics, Fashion and Culture, 1976-1986

What We Keep: The Objects of Immigrants to America – Interview with artist, Jane Chu

Opening reception - visitors in the gallery viewing drawings and photos

Shortly after the opening week of the Hawn Gallery exhibition, What We Keep: The Objects of Immigrants to America, Beverly Mitchell, Gallery Curator, talked with Jane Chu about the installation and her work. The exhibition of fifteen drawings by Chu center upon her mother’s perilous journey out of China during the Chinese Revolution of 1949….Continue Reading What We Keep: The Objects of Immigrants to America – Interview with artist, Jane Chu

What’s New at Bridwell Library? Summer 2023

Buddhist Prayer Wheel at Sanbangsan Bomunsa Temple, Jeju Island, South Korea.

Bridwell Library’s new exhibition, The World Methodist Museum Collections and the Saint John’s Bible opens October 2, 2023 in the Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Galleries. Read about the acquisition and display of the World Methodist Museum Collections and more in our publication, The Bridwell Quarterly. We hope you’ll also enjoy the newest issue of The Bridwell…Continue Reading What’s New at Bridwell Library? Summer 2023

What We Keep: The Objects of Immigrants to America – Wine Reception & Artist’s Talk

Goodbye to Baba - work by Jane Chu

The exhibition, What We Keep: The Objects of Immigrants to America, is an installation of fifteen drawings by artist, Jane Chu. The exhibition centers upon her mother’s journey out of China during the Chinese Revolution of 1949. In addition to her mother’s journey, Chu tells a series of stories about individuals who have immigrated to the…Continue Reading What We Keep: The Objects of Immigrants to America – Wine Reception & Artist’s Talk

Tino Ward: Phosphenes – Interview with the Artist

Detail of Phosphenes work

  Assistant Director, Hamon Arts Library, and Curator of the Hawn Gallery, Beverly Mitchell, talked with Tino Ward, artist, about his exhibition, Phosphenes, in the gallery. The exhibition continues to May 12. Phosphenes opened on March 3 in the Hawn Gallery, Hamon Arts Library. The symbols you use in these three large works, composed of…Continue Reading Tino Ward: Phosphenes – Interview with the Artist

Tino Ward: Phosphenes – Opening Reception, March 3, 5 – 7 pm in Hawn Gallery

Tino Ward: Phosphenes flyer

Tino Ward: Phosphenes Friday, March 3 5 – 7 p.m. Opening Reception Hawn Gallery, Hamon Arts Library, Owen Arts Center, SMU Campus 6100 Hillcrest Road, Dallas, TX 75205 Tino Ward, SMU MFA graduate (2020), will exhibit a suite of paper pulp paintings depicting symbols from anthropologist Genevieve von Petzinger’s catalog of proto-linguistic signs found in ancient…Continue Reading Tino Ward: Phosphenes – Opening Reception, March 3, 5 – 7 pm in Hawn Gallery

Screening of The Teachings of the Hands on February 9 at 5 pm at the Hamon Arts Library

Recently concluding a screening at the Museum of Modern Art, this short fictional documentary combines reenactments of colonial occupation, landscape views, archival footage, environmental wounds and indigenous marks on the stones, and uncovers recent infrastructural development with its deep roots in colonialization. Follow the QR code to register….Continue Reading Screening of The Teachings of the Hands on February 9 at 5 pm at the Hamon Arts Library

Reparation Architecture – online lecture by Paulo Tavares on January 30 at 5 pm

In conjunction with the exhibition, Aquatic Channels, continuing in the Hawn and Pollock Galleries until February 19, 2023, researcher and architect Paulo Tavares will give an online discussion of the concept of “reparation architecture.” Tavares gives an overview of his upcoming talk on Monday, January 30 at 5 pm.  To register and access the zoom link…Continue Reading Reparation Architecture – online lecture by Paulo Tavares on January 30 at 5 pm

Octavio Medellín: Spirit and Form at the DMA – featured in Glasstire

In the first of a two-part essay in Glasstire, Ruben C. Cordova writes about the artist, Octavio Medellín, featured in his retrospective show at the Dallas Museum of Art. Curated by the DMA’s Mark Castro, Octavio Medellín: Spirit and Form extensively features the artist’s archives from SMU Libraries Bywaters Special Collections at the Hamon Arts…Continue Reading Octavio Medellín: Spirit and Form at the DMA – featured in Glasstire

Living with the Trinity River: a talk with artist Laray Polk and canoeist Charles Allen – Nov. 17, 5 – 6 pm

Please join us for the panel, Living with the Trinity River: a talk with artist Laray Polk and canoeist Charles Allen. Gabriela Paiva de Toledo, curator of the fall 2022 exhibition, Aquatic Channels in the Hawn and Pollock Galleries, will moderate this discussion. It will take place at Hamon in the Reading Room, 1st floor….Continue Reading Living with the Trinity River: a talk with artist Laray Polk and canoeist Charles Allen – Nov. 17, 5 – 6 pm