SMU's Hughes-Trigg Student Center, which houses The Pollock Gallery, via smu.edu

SMU’s Hughes-Trigg Student Center, which houses the Pollock Gallery, via smu.edu

Halloween may be a month away, but things are already getting spooky at SMU. From September 12 – October 24, “A to Z: Abracadabra to Zombies” takes over the Pollock Gallery.

The exhibit explores the “tipping point at which technologies shift from the practical into the fantastical; from wonder to paranoia; and from control to subversion.” Contemporary art pieces, death daguerreotypes, vintage magic books and 19th-century “spirit photographs” from the collection of Jack and Beverly Wilgus will fill the gallery.

In conjunction with the exhibit, SMU plans to host a series of workshops and lectures titled things like “Material Speculation” and “From ‘Man and His World’ to the End of the World.” For more chilling details, click here.


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