Category: Exhibits

Octavio Medellín: Spirit and Form

Octavio Medellín portrait

  The exhibition Octavio Medellín: Spirit and Form is now open at the Dallas Museum of Art. This exceptional retrospective exhibition features many fabulous works of art on loan from Bywaters Special Collections. Bywaters Special Collections holds the Octavio Medellin Artwork and Papers. A detailed finding aid and extensive digital collection are available. https://www.smu.edu/libraries/digitalcollections/med https://txarchives.org/smu/finding_aids/00272.xml…Continue Reading Octavio Medellín: Spirit and Form

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

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

Skin Hunger – interactive installation in Hamon Arts Library, October 26-31

Skin Hunger screen shot

Skin Hunger is a telematic installation that plays on the zoom-style video-chat that has recently become ubiquitous. Participants can reach across their screens to virtually ‘touch’ one another.  By touching or moving together, participants create visuals and sounds that emerge and evolve from participant relation and interaction making the intangible connection tangible and also giving…Continue Reading Skin Hunger – interactive installation in Hamon Arts Library, October 26-31

Pèl & Ploma, Spanish modernist journal, at the Meadows Museum

Two rare volumes of a Spanish modernist journal, Pèl & Ploma, are on display at the Meadows Museum until August 8. After this date, the works will return to Hamon’s unique collections housed in the library’s Limited Access. Published in Barcelona, the art and literary journal dates from 1899 – 1903. The poems, stories, and…Continue Reading Pèl & Ploma, Spanish modernist journal, at the Meadows Museum

Call for Art – Dante inspired artworks

CALL TO ARTISTS An opportunity to exhibit artwork inspired by Dante on the 700th anniversary of his death. You may use any of his works or a depiction of the poet himself for inspiration. We are accepting 2D and 3D works only. The 3D works must fit on a display pedestal 16×16”. 2D works must…Continue Reading Call for Art – Dante inspired artworks

Highlights from Fossils to Film: The Best of SMU’s Collections – Barbara Maples’ Taos Fiesta

Two museums, the Meadows Museum and the Centre Pompidou, are featuring the work of Barbara Maples, a well-known printmaker. On loan from Bywaters Special Collections to the  Meadows Museum’s Fossils to Film: The Best of SMU’s Collections, is Maples’ Taos Fiesta. In addition, she is one of several female artists featured in the Centre Pompidou’s…Continue Reading Highlights from Fossils to Film: The Best of SMU’s Collections – Barbara Maples’ Taos Fiesta

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

Hawn Gallery presents Michael Corris: Incidents on a Page, Dallas-Venice Dreamscapes, 1976-2020

Michael Corris Incidents on a Page, Dallas-Venice Dreamscapes, 1976-2020 September 21 – December 11, 2020 Hawn Gallery, Hamon Arts Library The Hawn Gallery is pleased to announce Incidents on a Page: Dallas-Venice Dreamscapes, 1976-2020. Michael Corris, SMU Professor Emeritus of Art, has been active as an artist since the early 1970s, first as a member of…Continue Reading Hawn Gallery presents Michael Corris: Incidents on a Page, Dallas-Venice Dreamscapes, 1976-2020

Women’s Voices, Women’s Votes

Today we celebrate Women’s Equality Day. It is celebrated in the United States each year on August 26 to commemorate the 1920 adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment, which prohibits states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex.   “Women’s Voices, Women’s…Continue Reading Women’s Voices, Women’s Votes