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illustration of Aaron with a menorah

Bridwell Library

The Word Embodied: Scripture as Creative Inspiration in Twentieth-Century Book Arts

Online Exhibit

Twentieth-century printers and artists developed aesthetic principles that articulated the power of the book to influence the reader’s experience of a text. They endeavored not simply to copy or illustrate Scripture but to embody it in a meaningful form.

Image: The Story of the Exodus. Paris and New York: Leon Amiel, 1966.


Edward Curtis photo of women in a peach orchard

DeGolyer Library

Best of the DeGolyer: Items featured in ‘Fossils to Film’

Online Exhibit

View DeGolyer Library collections currently featured in Fossils to Film: the Best of SMU’s Collections at the Meadows Museum. Fossils to Film brings together over 100 works of art, specimens, and artifacts from across SMU, including a selection of DeGolyer Library photographs and historical documents.

Image: Peach Harvest – San Ildefonso. Photogravure, Edward S. Curtis, 1905

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.