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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 →

Octavio Medellin and the St. Bernard Church of Clairvaux mural project

“The art of this church has been the largest and most important commission given to me in the 30 years that I have been pioneering art in Texas.”    On December 7, 1958, the Dallas Morning News published the above quote… 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 →

Hawn Gallery presents Allyson Packer: Sounding – opening February 7

  Allyson Packer: Sounding On view February 7 – March 29, 2020 Monday – Thursday | 9 AM – 9 PM Friday | 9 AM – 6 PM Saturday | 12 – 5 PM Sunday | 2 – 9 PM… Continue Reading →

Remembering Emanuel Borok

We in the Hamon Arts Library were saddened by the news that our friend Professor Emanuel Borok passed away on January 4. Among others, there have been many wonderful tributes to Mr. Borok by the Meadows School of the Arts… Continue Reading →

It’s 2020 by George! Rhapsody in Blue is in the Public Domain

It’s a new year for Public Domain Day! On January 1, 2020, works published in 1924 became available to the public for use because their 95 year copyright term expired. This year’s class includes the George Gershwin classic Rhapsody in… 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 →

Film review: Parasite

While watching Tom and Jerry (or Beavis and Butthead, or Ren and Stimpy), I sometimes wondered if the animated mayhem turned truly physical, if the anvils dropped from upper floors landed with the effect those anvils would have on the… Continue Reading →

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