Blog of the Hamon Arts Library


May 2016

Leaving the Cocoon: Art Road Trips in Texas in May

Travelling recently to Houston for a family event, I had the opportunity to consider the differences between the Houston art scene and that with which I am more familiar, Dallas/Fort Worth. Unlike the art districts in Dallas and Fort Worth,… Continue Reading →

Martha Graham and Isamu Noguchi: A multi-decade collaboration

This spring’s Meadows at the Winspear event included a performance by the Meadows Dance Ensemble and Meadows Symphony Orchestra of Martha Graham’s Appalachian Spring, one of the best known choreographic works of Graham’s repertoire, which premiered in 1944. For the production… Continue Reading →

Collection Spotlight: Mary Frances Doyle art work and papers

Mary Doyle (1904 – 2000), a Texas native, devoted her adult life to the art education of Dallas children and to the printmaking profession. She participated in many of the exhibitions organized by the women’s printmaking group the Texas Printmakers,… Continue Reading →

Good luck to our graduating students assistants!

The staff at the Hamon Arts Library have had the privilege of working with many SMU student assistants at  Hamon.  This year, many of our best and brightest are graduating and moving on to bigger and better things:

Get in formation: a Lemonade syllabus

Many of us have been on an emotional rollercoaster since Beyoncé gifted us with her visual album Lemonade on April 23. Putting aside our concern for Bey and Jay’s marriage, the album itself is aurally and visually stunning and has received high critical acclaim. Lemonade… Continue Reading →

Inside Out/Outside In: Investigating the implications of the built environment on Veterans diagnosed with combat-related PTSD

The Hamon blog team invited Christina Donaldson, an interior designer and researcher, who participated in the panel discussion at Hamon on PTSD, The Social Costs of War: Trauma and the Trials of Homecoming, on April 5th, to contribute a posting on… Continue Reading →

Take a paws next week

  Need a break from studying? Want to lower your stress levels? Stop by the Taubman Atrium next Tuesday, May 3, between 11:00AM until 3:00 PM and spend a little time with the pooches from Pet Partners therapy dog group…. Continue Reading →

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