Jerry Bywaters Special Collections

Jerry Bywaters Special Collections The major collections in the Bywaters Special Collections include: Jerry Bywaters Collection on Art
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Go check out Late Night at Dallas Museum of Art TONIGHT celebrating the start of Hispanic Heritage Month and the life an...
09/16/2022

Go check out Late Night at Dallas Museum of Art TONIGHT celebrating the start of Hispanic Heritage Month and the life and work of Mexican American artist Octavio Medellín! Bywaters Special Collections lent over 30 works of art to this incredible exhibition and holds the papers of artist Octavio Medellín here at SMU.

We're so excited to welcome everyone to Late Night! 🌙

We will be celebrating the start of and the life of prolific artist Octavio Medellín. Enjoy art, music, games, films, and much more!

Check out the entire event lineup here ➡️ dma.org/LateNights

🗓: Friday, Sept. 16, 5 - 11 p.m.

08/12/2022

Wow! Thank you so much D Magazine for naming us Best Social Media Feed of 2022! It truly is an honor. We couldn’t do what we do without the support from SMU, SMU Libraries, and all of y’all out in the community!

06/14/2022

Two SMU librarians are digitizing Dallas history.

Jeremy Spracklen and Scott Martin spend five days a week restoring, digitizing and cataloging film and video archives from the vault at the G. William Jones Film and Video Archive on SMU's campus.

Some notable clips they have discovered already are previously unseen footage of Martin Luther King Jr., an SMU student orientation film from the 1960s, and film of Jimi Hendrix arriving at Love Field.

📰: bit.ly/3aUERFC

04/26/2022
03/22/2022

SMU Libraries asks you to help empower research by donating to one of its 4 projects today, on SMU Giving Day.

Visit https://givingday.smu.edu/ and search "libraries".

02/14/2022

Take a look at this fabulous interactive map of Octavio Medellin's work here in Dallas!

https://medellin.dma.org/map/

Welcome to an interactive map highlighting the life and work of the artist Octavio Medellín, inspired by the exhibition "Octavio Medellín: Spirit and Form." Use this map to explore the sites in North Texas that played a role in his career and dive deeper into the history behind each work!

02/09/2022

The Dallas Museum of Art hosts a retrospective of works from Mexican American sculptor Octavio Medellín. The exhibition includes 30 sculptures of wood, stone, and clay that explore notions of tension in both the political and the personal. https://buff.ly/3gmS0H0

02/03/2022

Mark your calendars for the DMA’s Octavio Medellin: Spirit and Form exhibition opening on Sunday!

The retrospective exhibition features many fabulous works of art on loan from Jerry Bywaters Special Collections. The Mayor of Dallas even declared an Octavio Medellin day on January 26. See more about Octavio Medellin and the exhibition here.

https://dma.org/art/exhibitions/octavio-medellin-spirit-and-form

https://www.smu.edu/Libraries/digitalcollections/med

Dallas Museum of Art Office of Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson SMU

02/01/2022

We join with the Bywaters-Cochran family in mourning the loss of Jerry Bywaters Cochran and remembering her generous spirit. Her many gifts of art to the University Art Collection over the years—much of it by the hand of her father, Jerry Bywaters—comprise one of the largest donations of art presented to SMU, and a selection of these paintings were installed in the museum's first-floor galleries just a few weeks ago. https://bit.ly/3reSSnk

Clockwise from upper-left:
Jerry Bywaters (American, 1906–1989)
'Portrait of Jerry Bywaters Cochran' (detail), c. 1955
Oil on board
The University Art Collection at Meadows Museum, SMU, Dallas. Gift of Calloway and Jerry Bywaters Cochran, UAC.2011.03.44.

Barney Delabano (American, 1926–1997)
'Portrait of Jerry Bywaters Cochran in a Red Dress' (detail), 1962
Oil on Masonite
The University Art Collection at Meadows Museum, SMU, Dallas. Gift of Calloway and Jerry Bywaters Cochran, UAC.2016.04.

Jerry Bywaters (American, 1906–1989)
'Self Portrait Sketch' (detail), c. 1920
Oil on canvas board
The University Art Collection at Meadows Museum, SMU, Dallas. Gift of Calloway and Jerry Bywaters Cochran, UAC.2011.03.26.

01/26/2022

The City of Dallas officially proclaimed today as Octavio Medellín Day! 🎉 We are delighted to celebrate the legacy of this notable Mexican artist and sculptor who helped shape the Texas art scene.

Medellín produced powerful artworks in a wide range of disciplines that can be found across Dallas. He also influenced generations of students as an instructor at the school of the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts and as founder of the Creative Arts Center. The first-ever retrospective of his work opens for free at the DMA on February 6. 🎨

Pictured here are the artist’s family members, Mayor Eric Johnson, Eugene McDermott Director Dr. Agustín Arteaga, and exhibition curator Dr. Mark Castro celebrating the proclamation at City of Dallas - City Hall.

01/25/2022

Most of us are familiar with the brand Neiman Marcus, but do you know the story of the woman behind its pioneering success?

An Eye for Elegance explores the life and legacy of Carrie Marcus Neiman, the woman regarded as the "real creative force behind the birth of high-end retail."

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