Category: News

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

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

Learning to Engage in Anti-Racism

Book covers for "New Shoes," Eloquent Rage," and "Angela Davis Autobigraphy

A Message from SMU Libraries’ Dean, Holly Jeffcoat: Books, and the ideas they contain, are key resources when people are confronted with new ideas and problems. They help us learn from experts, dig deeper into our past, and contemplate ideas in a personal and focused way. As the events unfolded around the death of George…Continue Reading Learning to Engage in Anti-Racism

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

SMU Libraries’ 2nd Annual Digital Humanities Research Institute

Join DHRI@SMU, August 10-13, 2020. Apply now, applications are due July 31 Digital humanities (DH) answers humanities questions with computational methods. DHRI@SMU offers intensive training in DH tools and skills. We focus both the digital and the humanities. We also explore the collaborative, interdisciplinary nature of DH work. Though circumstances are uncertain, we remain committed…Continue Reading SMU Libraries’ 2nd Annual Digital Humanities Research Institute

Remembering Emanuel Borok

We in the Hamon Arts Library were saddened by the news that our friend Professor Emanuel Borok passed away on January 4. Among others, there have been many wonderful tributes to Mr. Borok by the Meadows School of the Arts and the Dallas Symphony, detailing accomplishments both in artistry as violinist and in teaching throughout…Continue Reading Remembering Emanuel Borok

It’s 2020 by George! Rhapsody in Blue is in the Public Domain

It’s a new year for Public Domain Day! On January 1, 2020, works published in 1924 became available to the public for use because their 95 year copyright term expired. This year’s class includes the George Gershwin classic Rhapsody in Blue. For works published before 1978 by the Copyright Term Extension Act of 1998, copyright…Continue Reading It’s 2020 by George! Rhapsody in Blue is in the Public Domain

Collaborative exhibition: RISO BAR – opening January 25th

RISO BAR JANUARY 25, 2020 – DECEMBER 15, 2020 Opening reception: Saturday January 25, 1-5 p.m. Pollock Gallery Expressway Tower Suite 101 6116 N Central Expressway, Dallas TX, 75206 The risograph is a printing technology defined by its relative simplicity and the possibilities for experimentation. Invented in Japan in the 1940s, the technology was imagined…Continue Reading Collaborative exhibition: RISO BAR – opening January 25th