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Remembering Dan Wingren 

I met Dan Wingren in 1980. That’s when I began modeling for his and other classes at the Meadows School of the Arts. I was also attending a Dallas community college, knocking off prerequisites for some sort of humanities degree. In 1986,… Continue Reading →

Dan Wingren: The Wizard

Mary Vernon, professor emerita of art, SMU, was a colleague of Dan Wingren. As such, she contributes this blog piece on the artist and further commentary in the exhibition, Dan Wingren: The Image and Magic, on view at the Hamon… 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 →

On view: Dan Wingren: The Image and Magic, August 19, 2019 – August 1, 2020

Dan C. Wingren, Jr. was born in Dallas, Texas in 1923.  His family moved to a small farm outside of Irving, Texas in the 1930s during his second year in grade school; Wingren graduated from Irving High School in 1940. … Continue Reading →

Hawn Gallery presents: Pipes on Paper: the Wallmann Collection of Books on the Organ opening July 15

In Western music, more books have been written on the organ than any other instrument. This summer exhibition, Pipes on Paper, open on Monday, July 15, highlights a selection of books on this grand and artful instrument from the James… 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 →

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… 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 →

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