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outdoor banner featuring Qur'an from Bridwell Library Special Collections

Bridwell Library

Bridwell Library Special Collections: Items Featured in Fossils to Film

Online Exhibit

Bridwell Library loaned manuscripts, printed books, and artifacts for the Meadows Museum exhibition, Fossils to Film: The Best of SMU’s Collections. They are available for viewing in this online exhibition, and will remain on extended exhibit at the Museum through August 9, 2021.

Image: Fossils to Film banner with an image of Qur’an. Illuminated manuscript in Arabic on paper.[Persia, ca. 1600], Bridwell Library Special Collections. Photo by Rebecca Howdeshell.

young woman reading a book and holding flowers

DeGolyer Library

Engaged with Books: Photographs Over Time

Fondren Library West, Hillcrest Exhibit Hall 

An exhibit of some 200 photographs of people in the act of reading, holding or otherwise engaged with books or printed matter. Open to the public from September 9 to November 12, 2021.


Dan Wingren, Untitled, 1980s

Hamon Arts Library

Dan Wingren: The Image and Magic

Hamon Arts Library, Second Floor

An exhibition highlighting the art career of Dan Wingren with archival documents and personal memories from colleagues and former students. Wingren was an artist and teacher active in Texas. Primarily known as a painter, he was both a popular and admired professor of art at SMU, where he taught several subjects including 19th- and 20th-century art history, contemporary art, design, drawing and painting.

Image: Dan Wingren, Untitled, oil on canvas, 24 x 18 inches; Gift of Mary Vernon.