Central University Libraries and Southern Methodist University present and invite you to Open Access Week 2016 at Southern Methodist University
Open Access Week at SMU will take place on October 24 – 28, 2016, in the Fondren Library. Three speakers will be highlighted in the Foyer of the Fondren Library on Oct 25, 26 and 28 and an informational table will be placed in the Collaborative Commons area,
Monday through Friday from 11am to 2pm. Continue reading “Open Access Week in October”
Submissions to the Hamon blog are accepted year round. We welcome submissions from students, faculty, staff, and those from the broader Dallas community. Examples of submissions include:
- Interviews with local arts professionals
- Reviews of materials found in Hamon’s collections
- Reviews of exhibitions and other arts events around Meadows and Dallas-Fort Worth
See our guide for submissions, and email your contributions or ideas for submissions to email@example.com.
Image by Carine Felgueiras.
Film historian and collector, Jeff Gordon, has collaborated with Hamon staff on a fall 2016 installation of seven movie posters from his collection. These stunning and brightly-hued posters join an earlier loan of Dorothy Lamour’s Beyond the Blue Horizon poster also on view on the first floor of the Library. In addition to this installation, Mr. Gordon also agreed to the Blog’s invitation to write comments about his early and sustained interest in movies and memorabilia, and the unique context of each poster in the history of mid-20th century American film.
Continue reading “Jeff Gordon on his collection of film posters at Hamon”
Evaline Sellors (1903 – 1995) was an artist and teacher active in the Dallas and Fort Worth area mainly from the 1930s through the 1960s. Primarily known as a sculptor, she also worked in ceramics, mosaics, and stained glass. Her work can be found in museums and private collections in the north Texas area. Sellors was instrumental in helping establish the Fort Worth School of Fine Arts; some of her students later became promoters of modern art in the city and were referred to as “The Fort Worth School.” The collection consists of a photography portfolio containing images of her work and photographs of the individuals who presented Sellors with the portfolio. Two pencil drawings by fellow artist and colleague, Octavio Medellin, made when studying the ruins in Chichén Itzá in 1938, are part of the collection.
Please take a look at the detailed finding aid available through Texas Archival Resources Online.
Image: Courtesy of Evaline Sellors Art Work and Papers, Bywaters Special Collections, Hamon Arts Library, Southern Methodist University
DeForrest H. Judd, a native of Hartsgrove, Ohio, lived most of his life in Dallas working as an artist and teaching at Southern Methodist University. Judd’s keen observation of everyday life and nature influenced him to paint, draw, and print his interpretations onto canvas, paper, and copper enamels. As a professional artist and teacher, Judd taught numerous students at SMU and summer workshops in Arkansas, New Mexico, and Texas. Continue reading “DeForrest Judd, Sketches of Texas Regions – Big Bend, Caddo Lake, Gulf Coast”
In the spring of 2009, I received a telephone call from Atlee Phillips, Texas art specialist at Dallas’s Heritage Auction Galleries. Although I’d never met Atlee, she told me that I’d soon think of her as “my new best friend.” A few days later, she arrived in my office with numerous photographs of a painting of the Battle of San Jacinto by Texas painter Henry Arthur McArdle (1836-1908). Although I knew that this painting had been executed in 1901, I had assumed it to have been destroyed in a fire and had stated as much in a footnote in my 1992 book, Painting Texas History to 1900. But Atlee’s photographs, taken by members of McArdle’s family, who owned the house in West Virginia where the painting had been stored in an attic since the 1950s, proved me wrong (fortunately). In November 2010, Heritage auctioned the painting, which was purchased by a private collector in Texas. Continue reading “Strange inheritance”
In August, Meadows School of the Arts hosted the Second Annual “From Dijon to Dallas” Exhibition, which featured the work of two fellows selected in a six-week exchange program. This year, the fellows were Andrew Davis (SMU MFA ’16) and Alice Bidault from Dijon. Dijon and Dallas are sister cities, and the program was established last year between the two schools, Meadows and the École Nationale Supérieure d’Art (ENSA). The exhibition opened at Liliana Bloch Gallery on August 23rd and closes on September 3rd. In October, both Andrew and Alice will launch a joint exhibition in Dijon.
Below is Alice’s interview about her work, and experience in Dallas and at SMU. It follows as the blog’s second one from last year’s Dijon fellow, Hugo Capron.
Continue reading “Meet Alice Bidault, Dijon Fellow from ENSA”
Congratulations are in order for Dr. Sam Ratcliffe, Head of Bywaters Special Collections, who was recently appointed to the board of trustees of the Dallas Historical Society. A long-standing non-profit organization, since 1922, the Society has, according to its mission, sought to collect, preserve, and exhibit collections relevant to the heritage of the city. Dr. Ratcliffe brings his more than twenty years of experience overseeing the Special Collections at Hamon, and knowledge of Texas art and history – subjects in which he has frequently published and presented – to the board. Continue reading “Hamon staff appointment to Dallas Historical Society Board”