Category: Exhibits

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

Aquatic Channels: Waterways, Water Resources, Fluvial Imagination opening October 29, 1 – 5 pm

Aquatic channels: waterways, water resources, fluvial imagination reflects on rivers as complex systems shaping human and non-human existence in their multiple roles as fundamental resources for sustenance of life, spaces of political dispute, sites of memory and construction of discourses about possible futures. Presenting the works of Laray Polk (Dallas, Texas), Carolina Caycedo and David…Continue Reading Aquatic Channels: Waterways, Water Resources, Fluvial Imagination opening October 29, 1 – 5 pm

One foot in front of the other…

Pink ribbon pin

  Forty years ago, one sister made a promise to another, that she would end the silence around breast cancer; raise money for research; and to one day cure breast cancer for good. This was what Nancy Brinker promised to her sister Susan Goodman Komen who died of breast cancer in 1980. In 1982, Nancy had…Continue Reading One foot in front of the other…

New Exhibit in Hawn Gallery at Hamon Arts Library

New Exhibit at the Hawn Gallery in the Hamon Arts Library. On-n-On: Ciara Elle Brant in Conversation with Octavia E. Butler from September 1 through October 16

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, and…Continue Reading New Exhibit in Hawn Gallery at Hamon Arts Library

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

On the road across Texas…

Needing some inspiration for traveling this summer? Then look no further than in the archives! From maps to travel guides, postcards to posters, diaries to scrapbooks, there are a variety of resources to guides your plans. So plug in that hybrid vehicle, and grab something to take notes. For those looking to venture down to…Continue Reading On the road across Texas…

Send me a postcard!

  On exhibition this summer in the DeGolyer Library’s Hillcrest Hall Send me a postcard! Women on the road across 19th-20th century America examines women motorists/automobilists and their travels across the country. The concept for this exhibit developed from a series of blog posts written over the course of a few summers. “That’s Where the…Continue Reading Send me a postcard!

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

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