Upper Basement Corridor
The corridor connecting the suites of private carrels for students in SMU’s Graduate Program in Religious Studies features artwork related to Perkins School of Theology. In 2020 former Perkins student, photographer, and publisher M. Autumn Collins presented to Bridwell four photographs documenting moments from her journeys with the Perkins Global Theological Educational Immersions program. Three collotypes in the corridor are by artist and teacher Jim McLean who earned a Bachelor of Divinity degree (equivalent to the MDiv) at Perkins in 1953. A pair of mandalas by Joseph Quillian, Perkins dean from 1960 to 1981, are displayed outside the Collaborative Study. Bridwell Broadside V found at the east end of the corridor is a description of the Corey Collection by Methodist minister and missionary Charles S. Braden who was a visiting professor at Perkins during the mid-1950s.