SMU’s Pollock Gallery will present “Wide Open,” a multimedia exhibition from Nov. 3 through Dec. 2. The exhibition, located inside the Hughes-Trigg Center, will feature works by international artists and explore the historical documents about plans for the Port of Dallas.
The Port of Dallas is a project that has been talked about for the past 125 years but never viewed for its full potential. The port was meant to make Dallas a prime hub for trade and connect to Houston through the Trinity River. “Wide Open” will explore the historical documents and infrastructures that have transformed Dallas into the industrial city it is today.
The exhibition will kick-start with a reception on Friday, Nov. 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the gallery at Hughes-Trigg.
On Saturday, The Forgotten Space, a 2010 documentary essay by Allan Sekula and Noel Burch, will show. The film will take place at 7 p.m. Nov. 4 at The Power Station, 3816 Commerce St. in Dallas.
The Forgotten Space – “a film essay – seeks to understand the contemporary maritime world in relation to the symbolic legacy of the sea.” The film follows cargo ships, inland transportation vehicles, engineers, and those employed in the global transport system through their everyday lives. The film is open to the public and free admission.