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Hawn Gallery presents Michael Corris: Incidents on a Page, Dallas-Venice Dreamscapes, 1976-2020

Michael Corris Incidents on a Page, Dallas-Venice Dreamscapes, 1976-2020 On view: September 21 – December 11, 2020 Hawn Gallery, Hamon Arts Library   The Hawn Gallery is pleased to announce Incidents on a Page, Dallas-Venice Dreamscapes, 1976-2020. Michael Corris, SMU Professor Emeritus… Continue Reading →

“Mainly Concerning Myself” – Edward Eisenlohr’s Life Documented in His Scrapbook

Renowned Texas artist Edward G. Eisenlohr (1872-1961) captured a record of his life, art, and honors from childhood through his later years in his scrapbook, which he titled “Mainly Concerning Myself.” Though Eisenlohr was born in Ohio, he migrated to… Continue Reading →

Conservation of drawings for Octavio Medellin’s Saint Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic Church murals

On the Hamon blog in March, Ellen Buie Niewyk discussed the history of Octavio Medellin’s murals for the the Saint Bernard of Clairvaux Church in Dallas and the drawings held in Bywaters Special Collections. Medellin donated these drawings to Bywaters… Continue Reading →

In memory of our friend and patron, Jeff Gordon

SMU Libraries and staff of the Hamon Arts Library mourn the loss of our friend and patron, Jeff Gordon, who recently passed away after a sudden illness.  A longtime film historian, enthusiast, and collector, Jeff served on the SMU Libraries… Continue Reading →

Searching for Texas Animals

In attempting to complete both archival work and schooling a first grader while also caring for a toddler (Hi toddler parents, I see you!!)….I figured I might as well experiment with using Bywaters Special Collections digital images with the K-12… Continue Reading →

G. William Jones Film and Video Collection – Winter 2019 Update

News We thankfully survived the fall and winter months of 2019, so that we can ring in the new year and celebrate the Jones Collection’s 50th anniversary! Reporter Chris Sadeghi, along with a film crew from WFAA, came down to… Continue Reading →

Collaborative exhibition: RISO BAR – opening January 25th

RISO BAR JANUARY 25, 2020 – DECEMBER 15, 2020 Opening reception: Saturday January 25, 1-5 p.m. Pollock Gallery Expressway Tower Suite 101 6116 N Central Expressway, Dallas TX, 75206 The risograph is a printing technology defined by its relative simplicity… Continue Reading →

What to say about Dan Wingren 

I, for one, was a little intimidated by Dan. He was a wonderful painter, philosopher, Renaissance man (it was rumored he built his own computers, and wrote a book on design, for instance), and sometime oracle. Sporting a Cheshire cat… Continue Reading →

Archival Precedent: Walid Raad | The Atlas Group

Elizabeth Moran’s investigation into the origin of fact-checked news in the company archives at TIME magazine, Against the Best Possible Sources, concerns the (im)possibility of truth in both method and content. Henry Luce and Briton Hadden founded TIME magazine in 1923, we… Continue Reading →

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 →

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