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Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery

New Look: Art on Campus

Exhibition Dates: September 16th to October 16th, 2020

Bumppo by Robert Cardwell

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 the world. 

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. 

Wednesday, September 30 at 6:00 p.m.

Dial-In Information

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Safety Policies and Procedures

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

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. 

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