Category: News

What’s in a biography? The life of Leonard Bernstein on film and in print

Bernstein with TV Camera on set

Maestro, the new motion picture about Leonard Bernstein, just opened in Dallas area movie theaters and will be streaming on Netflix later this month. Not a standard biopic that seeks to reveal the entirety of Bernstein’s life and accomplishments, the co-writer, actor, and director, Bradley Cooper anchors this film on Bernstein’s marriage with the actress,…Continue Reading What’s in a biography? The life of Leonard Bernstein on film and in print

New collection: Robert Holladay Film Media and Materials Collection

Image of laserdisc and laserdisc player

The G. William Jones Film & Video Collection, Hamon Arts Library, is pleased to announce a new donation of film materials and memorabilia, including rare laserdiscs, from the collection of the late Robert Holladay (1940-2019).  Known as “Mr. Paramount of Abilene,” Holladay was the Film Director of the historic Paramount Theatre in Abilene. He was…Continue Reading New collection: Robert Holladay Film Media and Materials Collection

The Light Crust Doughboys Return for a “Cool Yule Christmas Concert!”

  RSVP Art Greenhaw and The Light Crust Doughboys will return to Southern Methodist University at Perkins Chapel on Thursday, December 14 at 7:00PM to perform in their third annual “Cool Yule Christmas Concert.” The group performed for a full house in 2021 and 2022, playing Christmas carols and festive renditions of other well-known pieces….Continue Reading The Light Crust Doughboys Return for a “Cool Yule Christmas Concert!”

The Next Chapter for SMU Libraries

For the past two decades, Dallas entrepreneur Trevor D. Rees-Jones ‘78 has been unearthing the untold stories of American history through a unique collection of rare historical artifacts of the American West. Now, this native Texan and his wife, Jan Rees-Jones, have made a remarkable gift to SMU. A substantial portion of the Rees-Jones Collection…Continue Reading The Next Chapter for SMU Libraries

Nov 2nd: Dance Performance & Lecture by María Verónica San Martín

Picture of Dancer and Artist María Verónica San Martín

Join us on Thursday, November 2nd for a dance performance in collaboration with Director Christopher Ham and students at the Owen Arts Center, “Moving Memorials / Dignidad / The Javeline Project” from 4pm–4:50pm followed by a reception and lecture at Bridwell Library beginning at 6pm. RSVP Dance Performance at the Gene and Jerry Jones Grand…Continue Reading Nov 2nd: Dance Performance & Lecture by María Verónica San Martín

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

Lecture by Ifeanyi Anene, Bridwell Library

Functional Art and Societal Perception  Lecture by Ifeanyi Anene, Bridwell Library Thursday, August 10 // Reception 6pm // Lecture 6:30–7:30pm RSVP Join us at Bridwell Library for a reception at 6pm, followed by a lecture from 6:30–7:30pm. Artist’s Statement: Functional Art and Societal Perception  As a contemporary artist, I believe there is a functional purpose for every…Continue Reading Lecture by Ifeanyi Anene, Bridwell Library

Traveling to the Borscht Belt in the Catskills this summer or fall?

Directional road signs in the Catskills

If so, the newly launched Borscht Belt Historical Marker Project features a self-guided audio tour with a QR code for this region in upstate New York. If you happen to be hitchhiking (not recommended), there’s a tune from the film Catskill Honeymoon (1950, in Yiddish and English) headlining Hy Jacobson’s Yiddish-American Musical Revue.   This…Continue Reading Traveling to the Borscht Belt in the Catskills this summer or fall?

The Ken Heckmann Film Collection

Three tapes and four film cans in the Ken Heckmann collection

The G. William Jones Film & Video Collection is pleased to announce the acquisition of The Ken Heckmann Film Collection, an eclectic cross-section of Dallas media and local filmmaking spanning 30-plus years. After graduating from film school in Southern California, Heckmann’s career began in Los Angeles, California, working on a number of CBS productions including…Continue Reading The Ken Heckmann Film Collection

The Bridwell Quill & The Bridwell Quarterly, Spring 2023

Please enjoy “An Island Without Butter,” issues 57–59 of Anthony Elia’s newsletter The Bridwell Quill along with issue 19 of Bridwell Library’s The Bridwell Quarterly (Spring 2023).                     If you have comments or questions, please feel free to contact us at mried@smu.edu….Continue Reading The Bridwell Quill & The Bridwell Quarterly, Spring 2023