Category: Hamon Arts Library

The best sound quality: African American musicians on CD in Hamon

  Did you know the Hamon Arts Library provides access to millions of music recording tracks? The Library carries multiple formats, but this post will highlight several of its recordings by African-American musicians, singers, and composers available in compact disc. But first, why is Hamon continuing to collect CDs when streaming is the preferred format…Continue Reading The best sound quality: African American musicians on CD in Hamon

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

Allyson Packer: Sounding – now open until September 13th

As the Hamon Arts Library opens up for the fall 2020 semester, the Hawn Gallery is very pleased to announce that the spring exhibition, Allyson Packer: Sounding, is also open for viewing until September 13. This exhibition, about which more can be read below, opened on February 7. Due to the campus closing in March,…Continue Reading Allyson Packer: Sounding – now open until September 13th

Research in the archives: Texas Made Modern

Since it opened in 1961, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art has always had a commitment to exploring the breadth and complexity of American creativity through its collections and exhibitions. Evaluating Texas art’s importance in relation to the museum’s collection and the larger canon of American art has been one of my focuses since…Continue Reading Research in the archives: Texas Made Modern

Collection spotlight: Everett Spruce Collection

The staff of Bywaters Special Collections is excited about the upcoming exhibition, Texas Made Modern: The Art of Everett Spruce, at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth. This exhibition, showcasing the work of the Texas regionalist artist, runs from August 18 – November 1, 2020. Shirley Reece-Hughes, Curator of Paintings and…Continue Reading Collection spotlight: Everett Spruce Collection

Footage Found – SMU student collaborative project between Meadows and Jones Film and Video Collection

Footage Found was a collaborative project between students in the Video Art course (ASPH 3315) in the Meadows Division of Art and the G. William Jones Film and Video Collection at SMU. The students were provided footage from the WFAA TV News Film archive, part of the Jones Collection’s holdings, to create new works from…Continue Reading Footage Found – SMU student collaborative project between Meadows and Jones Film and Video Collection

The 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 Online exhibition opening May 2020 The Hawn Gallery is pleased to present an online exhibition, Incidents on a Page: Dallas-Venice Dreamscapes, 1976-2020, of new works by artist, writer and SMU professor of art, Michael Corris. Corris has been active as an artist since the early 1970s, first…Continue Reading The Hawn Gallery Presents: Michael Corris: Incidents on a Page: Dallas-Venice Dreamscapes: 1976-2020

“Mainly Concerning Myself” – Edward Eisenlohr’s Life Documented in His Scrapbook

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Renowned Texas artist Edward G. Eisenlohr (1872-1961) captured a record of his life, art, and honors from childhood through his later years in his scrapbook, which he titled “Mainly Concerning Myself.” Though Eisenlohr was born in Ohio, he migrated to Texas with his family when he was very young, and his love for Texas, Dallas,…Continue Reading “Mainly Concerning Myself” – Edward Eisenlohr’s Life Documented in His Scrapbook

Interview with artist, Allyson Packer, on Sounding at the Hawn Gallery, Hamon

Karen Weiner, gallery owner and curator of The Reading Room, recently interviewed artist, Allyson Packer, about her exhibition, Sounding, which opened in the Hawn Gallery and the Hamon Arts Library on February 7. Prior to the SMU campus closing in March 2020, Weiner walked through the exhibition installed on all four floors of the Library….Continue Reading Interview with artist, Allyson Packer, on Sounding at the Hawn Gallery, Hamon

Conservation of drawings for Octavio Medellin’s Saint Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic Church murals

On the Hamon blog in March, Ellen Buie Niewyk discussed the history of Octavio Medellin’s murals for the the Saint Bernard of Clairvaux Church in Dallas and the drawings held in Bywaters Special Collections. Medellin donated these drawings to Bywaters Special Collections in 1996 where these drawings have been rolled in storage for many years….Continue Reading Conservation of drawings for Octavio Medellin’s Saint Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic Church murals