Current Exhibitions

Michael Corris: Incidents on a Page: Dallas-Venice Dreamscapes, 1976-2020

September 21 – December 11, 2020

The Hawn Gallery at SMU’s Hamon Arts Library presents  Incidents on a Page: Dallas-Venice Dreamscapes, 1976-2020. The show offers new works by artist, writer and SMU Professor of Art Emeritus Michael Corris. Corris has been active as an artist since the early 1970s, first as a member of the collective Art & Language in New York, and later as a founding editor of the publications The Fox and Red Herring. Subsequently, he began teaching art criticism and art history in England, and eventually came to Dallas as chair of the Division of Art at SMU in 2009. This exhibition tracks a particular vein of inquiry in Corris’ work—art’s role in the process of a city’s identity formation—through the narrowed focus of his relationship to two cities: Dallas, Texas, and Venice, Italy. Learn more about the artist here.

SMU community hours (SMU I.D. required): 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri.; 12-5 p.m. Sat.; 2-9 p.m. Sun. Public hours: 12-5 p.m. Saturday, and by appointment. To make an appointment to view the exhibit, email hawngallery@smu.edu. Visitors are limited to three in the gallery at one time; masks are required and six feet of social distancing must be maintained. For more information, call 214.768.3813.

Dan Wingren: The Image and the Magic

August 19, 2019 - May 31, 2021

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Dan Wingren was an artist and teacher active in Texas, beginning in the 1940s when he was a student at SMU. After graduate school at the University of Iowa, he came back to Texas where he accepted art-related appointments in Austin and San Antonio before returning to Dallas in the 1960s. Primarily known as a painter, Wingren 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.


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