Artstor Workshop: Basics and Beyond

The Artstor Digital Library is an image database of 2 million images from 300 of the world’s leading museums, photo archives, scholars, and artists.


Alhambra: detail of arcade between the Sala de los Mocarabes and the Courtyard of the Lions, 14th century
Granada, Andalusia, Spain

If you are new to using Artstor or experienced and would like to know more about its recent platform and collections, please attend one of the upcoming 50-minute workshops at the Hamon Arts Library, Hawn Conference room, 1st floor.

Tuesday, October 2nd, at 11 am
Wednesday, October 3rd at 2 pm

This workshop will cover:

  • Getting access and registered users ability to download content, create image groups, and share content
  • Search – basic, advanced, and filters
  • Organizing image groups and tagging
  • Sharing – downloading and exporting to power point
  • Interacting with the images and presenting them

Questions? Please contact Beverly Mitchell, Art & Dance Librarian at


Feature image: Artstor logo, courtesy of Artstor
Image of the Alhambra: Artstor, Art History Survey Collection

New digital collection: Jake and Nancy Hamon Papers

Selected items from this fabulous archival collection held in Bywaters Special Collections are now available online! Items include fashion design sketches created by Nancy Hamon during the 1930s as well as photographs of Jake and Nancy Hamon attending their annual theme parties in Dallas during the 1950s-1970s. The collection offers valuable insights into Dallas social and cultural history. See the following link:

More information about the Jake and Nancy Hamon Papers can be found in the detailed finding aid here:

Image Courtesy of Jake and Nancy Hamon Papers, Bywaters Special Collections, Hamon Arts Library, Southern Methodist University

ARK: Q&A with Filmmaker Mike Morris


This week’s blog post features an interview between curator, Emily Rueggeberg, and filmmaker, Mike Morris, the creator of ARK. ARK is on view in the Hawn Gallery now through November 4, 2018.



Emily Rueggeberg: What draws you to the experimental film format as opposed to traditional films?

Mike Morris: Moving images are an amazingly open group of technologies that have been interpreted pretty narrowly if you think about the formal approach of the film industry. Experimental film is a tradition that opens cinema to these expanded possibilities. That’s not to say that there isn’t plenty of meaningful work to be done within more traditional forms, but cinema doesn’t necessarily need to be a strictly illusionistic storytelling medium. When you’re working with film, you’re working with a physical, photo-chemical, and mechanical medium that can be manipulated to create many kinds of images in a highly formalized or improvisational manner.

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