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A deeper dive into archival practice and art

In some ways one could argue that every artwork is an archive in the sense that the accumulated knowledge of the artist is inherently embedded within the material of the work itself, both tangible or intangible. Another way to think… Continue Reading →

Hawn Gallery presents Elizabeth Moran: Against the Best Possible Sources opening Sept. 6

Guided by a preoccupation with the subjectivity of facts, Elizabeth Moran uses photography, text, sound, and other forms of recorded documentation to examine the reliability of information and how evidence is often far from evident. Against the Best Possible Sources… Continue Reading →

The Illusion of Being: the artists’ interview with Cravens, Faircloth, and Whitt

Thank you to each of you for your willingness to participate in this interview. This exhibition, The Illusion of Being, is a captivating exhibition in the Hawn Gallery and I hope that many more visitors at the university and in… Continue Reading →

FREE: Material Horizon Workshop: Digital Negatives – May 3rd at 11 am

Digital Negativeswith Ross Faircloth, Artist & Ashley Whitt, Artist and Director of Visual Resources Friday, May 3rd11:00 am – 1:00 pmThe Darkroom, OFAC 2625 Using Adobe Photoshop, participants in this workshop will learn how to create digital negatives which will… Continue Reading →

Hawn Gallery presents: Information/Object: Late 20th-Early 21st Century Artists’ Books

The Hawn Gallery presents Information/Object: Late 20th – Early 21st Century Artists’ Books On view: February 1 – March 8, 2019 at the Hawn Gallery, located in the Hamon Arts Library, SMU Public opening reception Friday, February 1st, 5 –… Continue Reading →

Hawn Gallery presents: ARK: Featuring New Experimental 35 MM Film by Mike Morris

The Hawn Gallery presents  ARK Featuring a New Experimental Film by Mike Morris   On view: August 20 – November 4, 2018 at the Hawn Gallery, located in the Hamon Arts Library at SMU Public Opening Reception Friday, September 14,… Continue Reading →

Remixing the News – KERA’s Frame of Mind & the Jones Film & Video Collection event

Join the G. William Jones Film & Video Collection for an advanced screening of an upcoming episode of KERA’s Frame of Mind – Remixing the News on Tuesday, November 14th at 7:30 pm in the O’Donnell Hall, Owen Arts Center, SMU. This… Continue Reading →

How the News Got Made: A Rare Look at SMU’s WFAA Newsfilm and a Conversation With the People Who Created It

Learn how the news was captured and shared, and gain a new appreciation for the hard work and ingenuity that went into making the WFAA nightly news throughout the 1960s and ’70s. A panel of notable WFAA staff, including on-screen… Continue Reading →

Arts Management students tour Bywaters Special Collections

I have the pleasure of working with the International Arts Management graduate students here in Meadow’s Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship (AMAE) division. They represent a diverse mix of academic backgrounds and nationalities – coming out of film, theater, visual art,… Continue Reading →

Open Access Week in October

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… Continue Reading →

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