School of Arts and Humanities News

Carolyn Brown Photo Exhibit Kicks Off Spring Series at SP/N Gallery


UT Dallas President Richard C. Benson, with Brown, attended the opening reception for the exhibit. In a catalog that accompanies the exhibit, Benson called Brown “a bold and pioneering student of the human condition.”

The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History at The University of Texas at Dallas recently opened a retrospective exhibition of photography by Carolyn Brown, who is known for her architectural pictures of the Middle East, Latin America and Texas.

UT Dallas President Richard C. Benson joined Dr. Richard Brettell, director of the O’Donnell Institute, the Margaret M. McDermott Distinguished Chair of Art and Aesthetic Studies and the Edith O’Donnell Distinguished University Chair, at a recent reception to welcome Brown and her exhibition to the SP/N Gallery on campus. Benson also holds the Eugene McDermott Distinguished University Chair of Leadership.

Approximately 75,000 photographs — transparencies, digital scans, digital photographs and prints — already are archived at the O’Donnell Institute where, in collaboration with Brown, the institute is organizing and digitizing the archive and, over time, will make it accessible through an online research portal.

The SP/N Gallery hosts numerous exhibitions for the institute and the School of Arts and Humanities. Accompanying the Brown retrospective at the gallery is an exhibition of the Comer Collection, which captures scenes of American life from the middle to late 20th century. Both exhibitions will end Feb. 16.

From March 1 through March 24, the gallery will present its annual high school juried art exhibition. After that, from April 26 to May 11, UT Dallas’ art students will display their artworks at the gallery in a juried competition.

To read more, including about the SP/N Gallery photo exhibit, visit the original article on the UTD News Center.