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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 →

Mike Morris: Thoughts on books & videos, plus a few recommendations

Given the Hawn Gallery’s location in the Hamon Arts Library, one of the goals of the exhibition program is to reveal the natural intersections between art, artists, books, videos or other resources SMU Libraries provides. This posting is for those… Continue Reading →

Discovery in the Bywaters’ Archive: 1932 Exhibition by Young Painters

As a curator, I am always amazed at what I come across in the Jerry Bywaters Collection on Art of the Southwest.  Upon recently discovering a small brochure entitled “Exhibition by Young Painters” published in 1932 in the archive, I… Continue Reading →

ARK: exhibition now extended to December 9th!

ARK: Featuring a new experimental 35 mm film by Mike Morris Now open through Sunday, December 9th M – Th, 8 am – 9 pm; F, 8 am – 6 pm; Sat, 12 pm – 5 pm; and Sun, 2… Continue Reading →

Who is Jerry Bywaters?

The Jerry Bywaters Special Collections at the Hamon Arts Library is an archival collection of art, documents, and other rare or unique materials largely from the Southwest region. But who is the man for this eponymously-named collection, Jerry Bywaters? Jerry… Continue Reading →

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