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Artstor Workshop: Basics and Beyond

The Artstor Digital Library is an image database of 2 million images from 300 of the world’s leading museums, photo archives, scholars, and artists. If you are new to using Artstor or experienced and would like to know more about its recent… Continue Reading →

New digital collection: Jake and Nancy Hamon Papers

Selected items from this fabulous archival collection held in Bywaters Special Collections are now available online! Items include fashion design sketches created by Nancy Hamon during the 1930s as well as photographs of Jake and Nancy Hamon attending their annual… 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 →

Write On! @ Hamon Arts Library: New Mobile White Boards

Thanks to partial funding from Mustangs Give Back donors, Hamon now has three mobile whiteboards for everyone’s use! Roll one to wherever you’re inspired to calculate, illustrate or pontificate. Dry Erase Markers and erasers available at the 1st floor services… 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 →

Jones Film Archive Update – June 2018

In the Media   Dallas Morning News’ Robert Wilonsky wrote a great piece on the work that we are doing with our social media push.  That article can be found here. WFAA’s Chris Sadeghi aired a story on Grand Prairie as part… Continue Reading →

Bywaters Special Collections Artist Profile: Cecilia Neuheisel Steinfeldt

Featured in the exhibition Texas Women Artists: Selections from Bywaters Special Collections, on the 2nd floor of Hamon Arts Library. Cecilia Neuheisel Steinfeldt (1915 – 2013), referred to as the ‘First Lady of Texas Art’ for her work as both… Continue Reading →

Interview with Lauren King, 2018 recipient of Larrie and Bobbi Weil Undergraduate Research Award

Congratulations go to Meadows art history student, Lauren King, who is the 2018 recipient of the Larrie and Bobbi Weil Undergraduate Research Award for her paper, An Alternative View on the Roll-Brimmed Hat. The Weil Award is given annually for excellence in undergraduate research,… Continue Reading →

In Honor of Margaret McDermott

When I read the sad news of Mrs. McDermott’s death I was reminded yet again of the profound debt of gratitude both I and SMU owe her.  Mrs. McDermott’s influence in my professional career began in the spring of 1978… Continue Reading →

Curatorial Discussion #1 Psychology and Color in Constance Lowe’s Work

Manifold Projection 1, 2012 archival inkjet print on watercolor paper #1 of 3 24 x 19 inches This following post is first in a series of blog posts about the Hawn Gallery’s exhibition Chromarray, with works by Constance Lowe. Throughout… Continue Reading →

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