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The late Omar Sharif’s time in Dallas

Egyptian actor Omar Sharif, who died July 10th, was best known for his roles in films such as “Lawrence of Arabia,” “Funny Girl,” and “Doctor Zhivago.” But Sharif also made a name for himself in Dallas as a bridge player over… Continue Reading →

Lost Bywaters and Hogue Murals Uncovered at Dallas’ Old Municipal Building

We thank Bywaters Special Collections curator Ellen Buie Niewyk for submitting this post. In December, 1933, Jerry Bywaters and Alexandre Hogue were commissioned, as part of the Public Works of Art Administration during the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration, to paint a series… Continue Reading →

The National Film Preservation Foundation Now Streaming Jones’ Catskill Honeymoon

In 2011, the National Film Preservation Foundation awarded Hamon’s G. William Jones Film and Video Collection a grant of $31,000 to support the preservation of the Yiddish-language film Catskill Honeymoon (1950, directed by Joe Berne). We are happy to announce that the NFPF… Continue Reading →

Susannah

The Meadows Opera Theatre will be performing “Susannah” by Carlisle Floyd from Thursday, February 5th until Sunday, February 8th. Click here for more information about this event.

Graphic Novels at Hamon

Hamon and Fondren hold diverse collections of graphic novels that cover a range of subjects such as cultural identity, illness, politics, and history. Graphic novels are usually longer than comic books and tell a single story within one volume. Graphic novels… Continue Reading →

Welcome

Welcome to the Hamon Arts Library’s new blog! In addition to library news and highlights, we are expanding our focus to include events and people around Meadows and Dallas. With this goal in mind, we invite community members to submit… Continue Reading →

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