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Hamon Arts Library

Hamon Arts Library

Current Exhibitions


Example from the exhibit

Octavio Medellin: Maya-Toltec Temples and Carvings, 1938

On view through midsummer
Hamon Arts Library Second Floor

Funded by San Antonio art patron Lucy Maverick, artist Octavio Medellin spent six months in 1938 researching Yucatan’s Mayan-Toltec ruins of Chichen Itza and at Uzmal; this exhibition includes reproductions of a selection of Medellin’s photographs and drawings. The latter figured prominently in the portfolio XTOL: Dance of the Ancient Mayan People (Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, 1947), a copy of which also is included in the exhibition. The originals of all of these items are part of the Medellin papers in Jerry Bywaters Special Collections, located on the Hamon Art Library’s second floor. More information.


Example from the exhibit

Paper Dolls by Colleen Shull and Justin Shull

On view until December 2016
Hamon Arts Library Third Floor

This exhibit displays photographs of collages created through the alteration and excavation of contemporary fashion magazines. Located on the third floor, 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.

Have an idea for an exhibition?

Please contact Beverly Mitchell, Assitant Director of the Hamon Arts Library, at bmitchel@smu.edu.