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Jones Film Collection – March 2019

In the Media It’s been way too long, and we have so much to share! The Jones Collection was all over the news these last few months.  Here are some of the highlights! WFAA – Texas Summers Flashback: Dallas – Santos… Continue Reading →

Q & A with conceptual writer and professor, Simon Morris

The spring 2019 Hawn Gallery exhibition, Information/Object: Late 20th – Early 21st Century Artists’ Books, features a selection of artists’ books from the Hamon Arts’ and DeGolyer’s libraries collections as well as some personal loans from collectors. One of the… Continue Reading →

Forum on problematic works in collections: When “Great” Works aren’t “Good”

A Roundtable on Teaching Problematic Works of Art, Literature & Film sponsored by the 2019 World Languages and Literatures International Film Festival Tuesday, February 19, 2019 5:30-6:15 pm Screening Room – Greer Garson 3531 Owen Arts Center

Collection spotlight: Harriet Bacon MacDonald Collection

Harriet Bacon MacDonald organized the performances of notable musical acts from around the world including Sousa and Rachmaninoff among many others in Dallas, Texas. MacDonald was also a teacher of classes in the Dunning Music System. The bulk of the… Continue Reading →

Arts, Humanities, and the Study of Governance: a conversation about arts and politics with Anthony Bertelli and Alex Turrini

Hamon Arts Library and the Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship Division announce Arts, Humanities, and the Study of Governance: A conversation about arts and politics with Anthony Bertelli and Alex Turrini Venue and Time: Hamon Arts Library, Conference Room 2250… Continue Reading →

Stephen P. Jarchow Collection: new gift for the Jones Film & Video Collection

The G. William Jones Film & Video Collection in the Jake and Nancy Hamon Arts Library is pleased to announce a gift from executive producer, Stephen P. Jarchow, of elements from the award-winning 35mm film “Gods and Monsters.” Additionally, this… 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 →

Film Review: Roma

Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma begins quietly and thoughtfully with the character, Cleo, played beautifully by Yalitza Aparicio, who serves a well-to-do family in their home in a suburb of Mexico City.  Her life, seeming so insular and placid, will expand to… Continue Reading →

Bernardo Bertolucci: 1941 – 2018

Bernardo Bertolucci’s recent death left us with an unsolvable problem.  Over the course of a fifty-year career, he wrestled with ideas both grand and small, from the tragically human to the sublimely divine.  His focuses were on sex and growing… Continue Reading →

Collection spotlight: William Lester artwork and papers

William Lewis Lester was born in Graham, Texas in 1910.  In 1924, he moved to Dallas with his family and attended Bryan Street High School. Lester spent his senior year at Woodrow Wilson High School where he graduated in 1929.  By… Continue Reading →

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