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Hamon Arts Library

Hamon Arts Library

Current Exhibitions

Example from the exhibit

Paper Dolls by Colleen Shull and Justin Shull

September 9 – December 13, 2015

This exhibit displays photographs of collages created through the alteration and excavation of contemporary fashion magazines. Located in the newly renovated Hamon Arts Library lobby, this new body of work explores the intersections of new media, fashion advertising, photography, and the body. The exhibition will feature new work by SMU former adjunct lecturer Justin Shull, and SMU MFA graduate Colleen Shull.

Fashion drawing by Nancy Hamon

Fashion Design Sketches by Nancy B. Hamon

September 24 – December 13, 2015

The exhibition will feature fashion design sketches, circa 1933-1942, by Nancy B. Hamon (1918-2011) from the Jake and Nancy Hamon Papers, housed in Jerry Bywaters Special Collections in the Hamon Arts Library, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

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Upcoming Exhibitions


Travels in Ithaca by Scott Gleeson

January 25th – May 16th, 2016

The Travels in Ithaca exhibition considers the impact of battlefield trauma and the trials of homecoming on visual memory and the potential of art to promote individual and collective healing in a post-war context. Staged as a retelling of Homer's Odyssey and inspired by psychoanalyst Francine Shapiro's pioneering contributions to vision-based trauma recovery therapy, these graphic objects rethink the function of abstract painting in contemporary American culture. Preliminary research for the series was supported in part by The Idea Fund, a Texas re-granting initiative of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Select works were chosen to represent the Western US in the 2015 edition of New American Paintings.

Image credits:
EMDR Visual Aid (Telemachus Before the Plow), 2014
Oil on canvas and wood, utility cord
54 x 84 inches
Photo credit: Kevin Todora

Have an idea for an exhibition?

Please contact Jolene de Verges, Director of the Hamon Arts Library at