Campus Exhibits

Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Galleries | Hawn Gallery 

The Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Galleries

The Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Galleries have served as the major showcase for Bridwell Library Special Collections since 1990. Charles N. Prothro (1918-2001) funded the galleries in honor of his wife Elizabeth Perkins Prothro (1919-2009) and their fiftieth wedding anniversary. Reflecting Bridwell Library’s strengths and active collecting interests, the galleries were designed for books and documents to be displayed in an environmentally sound and secure space. Exhibitions often feature recent acquisitions. Exhibitions are free and open to the public.

Location & Hours

Galleries are located on the first floor of Bridwell Library.  The Galleries are open during regular library hours.

Current Exhibit

portrait of John Wesley

The World Methodist Museum Collections &
The St. John's Bible at Bridwell Library

Hawn Gallery

Mildred J. Hawn Gallery exhibitions center on academic areas represented in the library’s collections and the curricula of the visual and performing arts in the Meadows School of the Arts. In addition to exhibitions of their work, visiting artists may give talks and present workshops to university students and faculty, thus enriching the university community experience. SMU Libraries and the Hawn Gallery seek to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in its programming, staffing, collections, and resources. Exhibitions are free and open to the public.

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Location & Hours

The Hawn Gallery is located inside the Hamon Arts Library, inside the Owen Arts Center. The Gallery is open during regular library hours.