The University of Dallas is proud to announce a retrospective of sculptor Heri Bert
Bartscht. Born a century ago, in Breslau, Germany in 1919, Bartscht studied for six
years at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich and received the City of Munich Scholarship
twice. Bartscht saw the absolute horrors of war before arriving in Dallas in 1953.
In 1954, Bartscht received the top award at the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts annual
art exhibition. He quickly became involved with the local art community by founding
and directing the Dallas Society for Contemporary Arts, the forerunner of the Dallas
Museum of Contemporary Art.
This retrospective will include works from the University of Dallas Permanent Art
Collection as well as those from private regional collections.
If you have work by Heri Bert Bartscht and are interested in having it shown, please
contact Gallery Director Christina Hayes Haley at email@example.com or 972-721-5087
To found the famous Core curriculum of the University of Dallas, as an education "best for the individual," Donald and Louise Cowan looked to John Henry Newman's The Idea of a University. He unapologetically promotes the Western classics -- precisely because so few know our own culture well enough to appreciate the depth of any other.
This summer, the University of Dallas invites students, alumni, faculty and staff to join its first-ever tour abroad of Russia, led by Professor of Physics Richard Olenick and Affiliate Instructor of Spanish, French and Italian Irina Rodriguez. From June 8 to June 16, 2020, Olenick and Rodriguez will guide participants through the cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg, taking them on a cultural and literary tour of the "Russian soul."
No longer relegated to the damp lower level, the Cowan-Blakley Memorial Library's Rare Books Room has for the past two years occupied a prime spot on the second floor, where there used to be study carrels. The room, made of glass walls, is normally locked and only opened by appointment, but on Sept. 26, the library hosted an open house for faculty and staff to come and examine these treasures.