Browse Exhibits (5 total)

Susan Sanders Up and Out - Recent Paintings


November 8 - December 15, 1998

"Unlike the forest covered, glacier cut topography of New England where I grew up, Dallas land is flat and seems wide.  Here, the fences seperate the ground into impossibly discrete parcels.  Overhead power lines cut the sky and quietly join these isolated places.  This relationship of land to sky is the general topic of my paintings."

--- Susan Sanders


A Greer Garson Scrapbook


September 8 - November 1, 1998

From September 8 through November 1, 1998 the Mildred Hawn Gallery in SMU's Jake and Nancy Hamon Arts Library was the venue for "A Greer Garson Scrapbook."

This exhibition was held in conjunction with the Meadows School of the Arts' Greer Garson film festival, September 11-13. It furnished a context for the films in the festival, as the exhibition documented her film and stage careers, philanthropic activities, her marriage to oilman Colonel E. E. "Buddy" Fogelson, and her friendships with a number of individuals prominent in twentieth-century American popular culture and history.

Nominated seven times for an Academy Award, Greer Garson received the Best Actress award in 1942 for her role in "Mrs. Miniver." The Exhibition represented a sampling of the approxiamately 60 linear feet of archival material donated to SMU by the actress who resided in Dallas following her 1949 marriage to Fogelson. These Scrapbooks, photographs, correspondence, and other papers in the Greer Garson Collection are housed in Bywaters Special Collections.

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Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium by Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717)


April 27 - June 28, 1998

A portfolio of seventeen plates reproduced in 1964

Portfolio from the Dr. Eleanor Tufts Archive on Women Artists on deposit at SMU.


Clay Workers


March 2 - April 5, 1998

This exhibit featured ceramic works by SMU alumni, Lee Atkins, Roy Brown, Carolyn DeBus, Susie Moody, Madhvi Subrahmanian, and Marla Ziegler.


Photograms by Debra Fox


January 21 - February 20, 1998

"Photograms by Debra Fox." 13 photograms by Debra Fox on view in the Hawn Gallery January 21 through February 20, 1998. According to Ms. Fox:

"Some of the earliest photographs were what we would now call 'photograms' - meaning that instead of a negative's being used to generate a photographic print, the subject of the photograph itself constitutes the 'negative.' Depending on the density of the particular plant, these prints can take anywhere from four days to six months to print and are one of a kind, since there is no negative involved."

This process involves placing flowers, leaves, and other natural forms on paper she has chemically treated; the paper is then exposed to light. With the addition of organic chemicals, Ms. Fox is able to obtain photographs, or photograms, that are unique in form and color.

Debra Fox works as a staff member in SMU's Division of Studio Art and recently had her work on view in the exhibition "Introductions: Five Contemporary Texas Photographers" at the Contemporary Art Center of Fort Worth.