Exhibition Dates: September 16th to October 16th, 2020
Image Credit: Robert Cardwell, Bumppo, 1975, oil on canvas, University of Dallas Permanent Collection
New Look: Art on Campus
The exhibition New Look: Art on Campus, features art from the University of Dallas Permanent Art Collection, as well as
works on loan to the university. This exhibition introduces exciting new acquisitions
alongside old favorites.
Since the permanent collection first began, in the 1960s, there has been a strong
desire to have art on campus. Art is on display in classrooms, offices, and large
communal spaces. As such, this exhibition is a rare opportunity to see much of the
art together in one space and in a new way.
Friends, patrons, and former students and faculty of the University, have made generous
gifts of art since the university's fledgling days. Art is an essential part of a
liberal arts education and these gifts reflect that belief. Our collection has been
shaped significantly by donors such as contemporary art collectors James and Lillian
Clark, Mr. Stanley Marcus, the Khan family, and our gallery's name sake Mrs. Beatrice
Haggerty amongst others.
These patrons were deeply passionate about art in the City of Dallas and some were
involved closely with the Dallas Museum of Fine Art (the forerunner to the Dallas
Museum of Art) and Mrs. Beatrice Haggerty supported the expansion of the Haggerty
Art Village. The collecting habits of these patrons showed incredible vision and foresight
as well as the deeply held belief that fine arts are essential part of a cultured
city. Current donors are continuing this tradition and students continue to have had
the opportunity to encounter the incredibly diverse ways artists view and represent
Curator Christina Hayes Haley is currently working with students to research the collection
further and we are grateful to Lyle Novinski, professor emeritus of art and former
chair of the art department, who oversaw the collection for many years generously
provided guidance and context for the history of art on campus.
New Look: Art on Campus Virtual Event
To accompany the Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery exhibition“New Look: Art on Campus,”Gallery Director Christina Hayes Haley and University Archivist Shelley Gayler-Smith
take a look at the history of art on campus in all its different forms. Together we
will share some of the amazing stories we’ve uncovered as we work to digitize the
collection and exhibition histories of both the Haggar and Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery.
It is impossible to talk about the history of art on campus without singing the praises
of Professor Emeritus of Art Lyle Novinski’s lifetime of work establishing the collection.
Join us as we take a new look at art on campus and show you how we plan to share this
rich history with you.
We are operating with limited opening hours to ensure the exhibitions are staffed
and safe for visitors. Your safety, and that of our students, is our highest priority
and our student workers are admitting no more than six people to the gallery at one
time. See below for our visitor safety policies or visit https://udallas.edu/coronavirus/
When visiting the campus you must first check-in at the Information Desk in J.M. Haggar,
Sr. University Center/Visitor Center (building 4). We will ask you for your name and
contact information, your temperature will be taken, and you will be asked to sign
a certification that you are not sick with COVID-19. All guests will be informed of
the campus health and hygiene policies for their visit and high-touch surfaces will
be sanitized after each visit.
We want to notify the community of a data security incident involving a third-party service provider, Blackbaud Inc., with whom we contract. The University of Dallas takes the protection and proper use of your personal information very seriously, and we are contacting you to explain the incident.
A new partnership will provide MBA and Master of Management graduates of UWindsor's Odette School of Business (OSB) an opportunity to gain cybersecurity skills and certification through the University of Dallas' Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business. The OSB is the first Canadian university to partner with UD's Gupta College of Business.
After calculating totals from yesterday's North Texas Giving Day (NTGD), the University of Dallas will retain its unofficial title as the most generous university in North Texas. UD ranked first among all colleges and universities, and sixth among nearly 400 schools, for both total funds raised and number of gifts received, thanks to the generosity of our community.