Browse Exhibits (4 total)

Loli Kantor: There Was a Forest


August 24 - November 15, 2009

Jewish Life In Eastern Europe Today

The photographs in this series document the parallel stories of the lives and rituals of the disappearing population of Jews still living in small enclaves in Eastern Europe and the simultaneous, slow reemergence of Jewish life that is gradually transforming some of the larger communities there today.


David Dreyer: Southwestern Landscapes


April 13 - May 31, 2009

The Hawn Gallery of the Hamon Arts Library exhibit “David Dreyer: Landscapes from the American Southwest,” paintings and works on paper by David Dreyer, technical advisor and adjunct professor in SMU’s Division of Studio Art. Most of these works focus on Chimney Rock, Colorado and the surrounding area; the remaining works depict sites in West Texas and New Mexico. While forging his own artistic vision, Dreyer has drawn inspiration from earlier Dallas artists such as Jerry Bywaters, Otis Dozier, Josephine Oliver and Olin Travis as well as from his SMU instructors John Alexander, David Bates, and Stephen Wilder.

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Photographs from DeGolyer Library


February 2 - March 31, 2009

This exhibition, which was held in conjunction with the annual meeting of The Society for Photographic Education in Dallas March 26-29, featured highlights from the exceptional collection of more than 500,000 photographs at SMU’s DeGolyer Library. While the focused of the photography collection at the DeGolyer is the U.S. West and Mexico, there were surprises, too. Included among the 80 images in the exhibit were Civil War pictures by Timothy O’Sullivan, Western landscapes by Carleton Watkins, Andrew J. Russell, Charles Roscoe Savage, William Henry Jackson and John K. Hillers, Indian portraits by Edward Curtis, photographs of Mexico by Abel Briquet and Hugo Brehme, as well as 19th century views of India, Jamaica, Russia, Italy and Trinidad, and works by contemporary photographers: Yousuf Karsh, Gordon Parks, Craig Varjabedian, and June Van Cleef. In addition, there was an entire case devoted to the newly acquired Lawrence T. Jones III Texas Photography Collection of 5,000 rare Texas images including portraits of Santa Anna, Sam Houston, Mexican American War and Civil War soldiers, frontier towns and views from throughout the state from the 1840s on and the only known portrait of Cynthia Ann Parker, who was captured as a girl by the Comanches and went on the become the mother of Comanche leader Quanah Parker.


Everett Spruce (1908-2002) ~ Works on Paper


October 27, 2008 - January 9, 2009

This exhibition displayed prints, drawings, and archival materials documenting the career of Everett Spruce, a member of the loosely affiliated group of artists known in the 1930s and 1940s as the “Dallas Nine.” The exhibition was drawn from Spruce’s papers, which comprise part of the holdings of the Hamon’s Jerry Bywaters Special Collections Wing, along with those of fellow “Dallas Nine” artists Jerry Bywaters, Otis Dozier, and William Lester.

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