Browse Exhibits (2 total)
August 26 - October 30, 2011
This show featured Camilla Cowan's prints and paintings, many inspired by molas and other folk art.
Ms. Cowan holds a journalism degree from SMU. After working in that field for many years, she returned to SMU in 2001 to study art. She works in both painting and printmaking and is interested in the contemplation and accumulation of pattern, working with line, contrasts of light and dark and complex curves.
Her previous show was in spring 2011 at the Mercantile Coffee House downtown.
Hidden Treasures of the Mary McCord/Edyth Renshaw Collection on the Performing Arts: A Second Century Celebration Event Commemorating SMU's First 100 Years
January 31–July 1, 2011
Hidden Treasures of the Mary McCord/Edyth Renshaw Collection on the Performing Arts drew from this extensive collection, housed in the Jerry Bywaters Special Collections Wing of the Hamon Arts Library, that included significant holdings in the history of theatre, film, music and dance. The McCord/Renshaw Collection originally began as the McCord Theatre Museum at Southern Methodist University in 1933 and was first located in Dallas Hall. It was founded by Department of Speech faculty members, including David Russell and Edyth Renshaw, and named in honor of Mary McCord, the first speech professor at SMU. While the museum succeeded in acquiring wonderful items throughout its 57 years as a separate entity on campus, a lack of funds and adequate staffing prevented a complete inventory from ever being completed. The collection was being processed at the time of the exhibit and many rare and important items had been discovered, the majority of which had never been exhibited. A number of these items were featured in the exhibition and concentrate on the collection’s noteworthy resources in the history of SMU and Dallas, as well as the performing arts. The exhibition was intended to showcase the holdings of the McCord/Renshaw Collection rather than attempt to document the full scope of the history of the performing arts.