Mildred Hawn Exhibition Gallery

The Mildred J. Hawn Gallery at the Hamon Arts Library holds exhibitions and programs during the fall and spring semesters of the SMU calendar. 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 campus community experience. SMU Libraries and the Hawn Gallery seek to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in its programming, staffing, collections, and resources.


Torn Apart: Punk + New Wave Graphics, Fashion & Culture: 1976-1986

February 8 – May 10, 2024

Torn Apart: Punk + New Wave Graphics, Fashion & Culture: 1976-1986 brings together two notable collections of posters, flyers, clothing, and ephemera from this highly influential era of pivotal cultural shift in Britain and the United States. This exhibition features the collections of Andrew Krivine, scholar and collector, and Malcolm Garrett, MBE RDI, prominent graphic designer of this decade, to highlight the DIY counterculture in areas of music, graphics, and fashion. Featured graphics include designs for The Sex Pistols, The Clash, Buzzcocks, The Cramps, Grace Jones, Talking Heads, Devo and many more. Clothing featured in the exhibition include original pieces from BOY and Vivienne Westwood’s SEX, revolutionary shops on King’s Road in 1970s London. Accompanying the exhibition are Sheila Rock’s iconic photos of punk and New Wave bands.

Torn Apart Exhibition poster

The Hawn Gallery is located in the Hamon Arts Library lobby, 6100 Hillcrest Ave, on the Southern Methodist University campus in Dallas.


Gallery is open during library hours.

Maps and directions
Exhibitions are free and open to the public.



Jake and Nancy Hamon Arts Library Lobby
[Part of the Owen Arts Center]
6100 Hillcrest Avenue
Dallas, TX 75205