Category: Hamon Arts Library

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

Upcoming Programing Events for Aquatic Channels – Nov. 28 and Dec. 1

In conjunction with the exhibition, Aquatic Channels: Waterways, Water Resources, Fluvial Imagination, the Hamon Arts Library hosts two programing events this week. On November 28, 5 – 6 pm, there will be a screening of artists Carolina Caycedo and David de Rozas’ fictional documentary, The Teachings of the Hands, in 5.1 surround sound on the…Continue Reading Upcoming Programing Events for Aquatic Channels – Nov. 28 and Dec. 1

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

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

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

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

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