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

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

In memory of our friend and patron, Jeff Gordon

SMU Libraries and staff of the Hamon Arts Library mourn the loss of our friend and patron, Jeff Gordon, who recently passed away after a sudden illness.  A longtime film historian, enthusiast, and collector, Jeff served on the SMU Libraries… Continue Reading →

Searching for Texas Animals

In attempting to complete both archival work and schooling a first grader while also caring for a toddler (Hi toddler parents, I see you!!)….I figured I might as well experiment with using Bywaters Special Collections digital images with the K-12… Continue Reading →

Octavio Medellin and the St. Bernard Church of Clairvaux mural project

“The art of this church has been the largest and most important commission given to me in the 30 years that I have been pioneering art in Texas.”    On December 7, 1958, the Dallas Morning News published the above quote… Continue Reading →

G. William Jones Film and Video Collection – Winter 2019 Update

News We thankfully survived the fall and winter months of 2019, so that we can ring in the new year and celebrate the Jones Collection’s 50th anniversary! Reporter Chris Sadeghi, along with a film crew from WFAA, came down to… Continue Reading →

Hawn Gallery presents Allyson Packer: Sounding – opening February 7

  Allyson Packer: Sounding On view February 7 – March 29, 2020 Monday – Thursday | 9 AM – 9 PM Friday | 9 AM – 6 PM Saturday | 12 – 5 PM Sunday | 2 – 9 PM… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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