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PLEASE NOTE: Many different organizations use our public spaces for their programs; this calendar lists only museum programming. If the event you seek is not listed here, please visit the web site of the sponsoring organization for more information.

PUBLIC TOURS – SUNDAYS, 2 P.M. Tour of the permanent collection. Free

PUBLIC TOURS WITH GALLERY HOSTS – THURSDAYS, 6:30 P.M.
Public tour of the special exhibition. During Thursday evenings when admission is free, Gallery hosts are available to address your questions about the permanent collection and exhibitions. Delta Gamma students are also in the galleries to serve as sighted guides for vistors who are blind or have low vision and to invite all visitors to explore works of art through multisensory activities. Free

MARCH 2017

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Sunday, March 26, 1:30–3 p.m.
(All dates: Feb 12 & 26, Mar 5, 26, Apr 9, 23, May 7, 21, Jun 4, 18, Jul 2, 16, 30, Aug 13, 27)
 
DRAWING FROM THE MASTERS
Enjoy afternoons of informal drawing instruction as artist Ian O’Brien leads you through the Meadows Museum’s galleries. Each session will provide an opportunity to explore a variety of techniques and improve drawing skills. Designed for adults and students ages 15 and older, and open to all abilities and experience levels. Drawing materials will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own sketchpads and pencils.
Free with admission; no advance registration required. Attendance is limited to 20 and based on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information or to request adaptive materials for participants with low vision, contact Museum Access (museumaccess@smu.edu) or call 214.768.3980.

 

Thursday, March 30, 5:30 pm
FILM
A Documentary by Marla Fields. Narrated by Michael Martin Murphey, American singer-songwriter
Frank Reaugh: Pastel Poet of the Texas Plains
Frank Reaugh (1860-1945), one of the state’s earliest and most distinguished artists, is well known to historians, curators, and collectors of early Texas art. In this feature-length documentary shot in high-definition, a new audience will discover the remarkable contributions of this American artist, inventor, naturalist, and educator. The program begins with comments from the documentary filmmaker Marla Fields, followed by a screening of the film. Co-sponsored by SMU’s William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, the Hamon Arts Library, the Jerry Bywaters Special Collections Library, and the Meadows Museum.
Free, advance registration required at https://frankreaugh.eventbrite.com
Bob and Jean Smith Auditorium

 

Friday, March 31, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
ART+FEMINISM WIKIPEDIA EDIT-A-THON
In honor of Women’s History Month and the ArtAndFeminism Wikipedia Project, please join the Meadows Museum and Cedars Union in bringing meaningful change to the knowledge available about notable female artists and art world figures, and encouraging greater female editorship on Wikipedia. The Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors identify as female. In an effort to correct this gender bias while simultaneously making information on females in the art world more accessible, we invite students, faculty, and the public to participate in SMU’s first Edit-a-thon. An Edit-a-thon is a community organized event that aims to teach people how to edit, update, and add articles on Wikipedia. Anyone interested in learning more about how to edit Wikipedia, regardless of experience, gender, or background, is encouraged to attend. No experience is necessary! Wikipedia tutorials will be provided for beginners and art experts will be on hand to give research and citation advice. Event is come and go; contributors should bring their laptops and chargers, if possible. Visit https://meadows-editathon.eventbrite.com for more information.
Free; advance registration encouraged at https://meadows-editathon.eventbrite.com to obtain helpful pre-event instructions. Constantin Foundation Seminar Room

 

Friday, March 31, 12:15 p.m.
GALLERY TALKS
Drawings Are Paintings
Mary Vernon, professor of art, Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor, SMU
Free with regular Museum admission.

APRIL 2017

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 10:30 AM-12:30 PM
(All dates: April 5, 12, 19)
CONNECTIONS
This informal three-day program is designed for individuals with early stage dementia, their care partners and family members. Participants will explore the galleries through interactive activities, experiment with different materials to create individual and group projects, and discover works of art through music, dance, literature, storytelling and role play. Light refreshments will be served.
Space is limited and advance registration is required. For more information and to register, contact Museum Access (museumaccess@smu.edu) or call 214.768.3980.
The Gates

 

Thursday, April 6, 6:00 p.m.
EVENING LECTURES
Connoisseurship and Authority in Ribera’s Graphic Oeuvre
Hannah Friedman, visiting assistant professor of art history, Oberlin College
Jusepe de Ribera produced drawings and etchings that assert his exemplarity as a master draftsman. This lecture explores the role of drawing and etching within Ribera’s larger body of work as an expression of expertise and authority over the production and evaluation of art. We will consider examples of Ribera’s investment in early seventeenth-century practices of “connoisseurship.” Both the producers and consumers of art were thinking creatively in this period about what the criteria were for judging art, and what sort of activity it was to acquire and to study it.
Seating is limited. Free; advance reservation required. To book your reservation, call 214-768-8587.
Bob and Jean Smith Auditorium

 

Friday, April 7, 12:15 p.m.
GALLERY TALKS
Picasso’s Dream and Lie of Franco: The Spanish Civil War in Print
Julia Vazquez, Meadows/Kress/Prado curatorial fellow and PhD candidate, Columbia University
Free with regular Museum admission.
Jake and Nancy Hamon Galleries

 

Saturday, April 8, 10 a.m-1 p.m.
FAMILY DAY
SMU Founder’s Day Weekend Celebration
Visitors of all ages can explore the artist’s process from drawing to painting and printmaking through our special exhibition of the works of Jusepe de Ribera. Activities will include sketching in the galleries, printmaking, and sensory approaches engaging visitors through sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell. The program will include special entertainment, activities, refreshments, and more!
FREE

 

Saturday, April 8, 1 p.m.
SPECIAL LECTURE
Dallas International Film Festival Program: A Conversation with David Gordon Green

In memory of L.M. Kit Carson, the Dallas Film Society’s L.M Kit Carson Maverick Award is presented to groundbreaking filmmakers and noted auteurs with unique cinematic voices that challenge our notions of mainstream cinema. Join us for a Conversation with this year’s L.M. Kit Carson Maverick Award Honoree, Writer/Director David Gordon Green. David Gordon Green’s debut feature, George Washington (2000) won the Discovery Award at the Toronto International Film Festival, and his second feature, All the Real Girls (2003) received a Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. More recent films include Joe (2014) and Manglehorn (2015), which screened at the 2014 and 2015 Dallas International Film Festivals respectively.
This program is co-sponsored by the Dallas Film Society. Tickets available at https://diff2017.dallasfilm.org/
Bob and Jean Smith Auditorium

 

Sunday, April 9, 1:30–3 p.m.
(All dates: Feb 12 & 26, Mar 5, 26, Apr 9, 23, May 7, 21, Jun 4, 18, Jul 2, 16, 30, Aug 13, 27)
 
DRAWING FROM THE MASTERS
Enjoy afternoons of informal drawing instruction as artist Ian O’Brien leads you through the Meadows Museum’s galleries. Each session will provide an opportunity to explore a variety of techniques and improve drawing skills. Designed for adults and students ages 15 and older, and open to all abilities and experience levels. Drawing materials will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own sketchpads and pencils.
Free with admission; no advance registration required. Attendance is limited to 20 and based on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information or to request adaptive materials for participants with low vision, contact Museum Access (museumaccess@smu.edu) or call 214.768.3980.

 

Wednesday, April 19, 2:30-5:00 pm
FOUNDERS GARDEN CLUB OF DALLAS PRESENTS
Through the Keyhole—Magnifico!!!
The Founders Garden Club of Dallas invites the public to view its biennial exhibition of award-winning floral design entries alongside the works in the galleries that inspired them.
Free with regular museum admission.
Jake and Nancy Hamon Galleries

 

Thursday, April 20, 10:00 am-9:00 pm
FOUNDERS GARDEN CLUB OF DALLAS PRESENTS
Through the Keyhole—Magnifico!!!
The Founders Garden Club of Dallas invites the public to view its biennial exhibition of award-winning floral design entries alongside the works in the galleries that inspired them.
Free with regular museum admission.
Jake and Nancy Hamon Galleries

 

Thursday, April 20, 6:00 p.m.
EVENING LECTURES
Ribera and the Empire of Resemblances
Todd Olson, professor, early modern art, University of California, Berkley
Jusepe de Ribera transferred his compositional experiments in rotation, reversal, and repetition from his etchings to his drawings and paintings. In a 1649 pen and wash drawing of the martyrdom of St. Bartholomew, who was known as an apostle of the Indies, Ribera revisited and reversed the composition of a 1624 etching in the Meadows collection depicting the flaying of the saint. Through Ribera’s exploration of the persistence and migration of images in his studio practice, the artist addressed the anxieties of resemblances between colonial Latin America, known as the “other Indies,” and Naples.
Seating is limited. Free; advance reservation required. To book your reservation, call 214-768-8587.
Bob and Jean Smith Auditorium

 

Sunday, April 23, 1:30–3 p.m.
(All dates: Feb 12 & 26, Mar 5, 26, Apr 9, 23, May 7, 21, Jun 4, 18, Jul 2, 16, 30, Aug 13, 27)
 
DRAWING FROM THE MASTERS
Enjoy afternoons of informal drawing instruction as artist Ian O’Brien leads you through the Meadows Museum’s galleries. Each session will provide an opportunity to explore a variety of techniques and improve drawing skills. Designed for adults and students ages 15 and older, and open to all abilities and experience levels. Drawing materials will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own sketchpads and pencils.
Free with admission; no advance registration required. Attendance is limited to 20 and based on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information or to request adaptive materials for participants with low vision, contact Museum Access (museumaccess@smu.edu) or call 214.768.3980.

 

Friday, April 28, 12:15 p.m.
GALLERY TALKS
“Disegnare meglio che il Caravaggio:” Ribera’s Drawing Practice in Context
Mary Vaccaro, professor of art history, University of Texas at Arlington
Free with regular Museum admission.
Virginia Meadows Galleries

MAY 2017

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Friday, May 5, 6:00 p.m.
LECTURE
The Impact of Titian’s Painterly Technique on Velázquez
Diane Bodart, David Rosand Assistant Professor of Italian Renaissance Art History, Columbia University
The public is invited to attend the keynote lecture for our Fellows Colloquium. Reception to follow. Seating is limited. Free; advance reservation required. To book your reservation, call 214-768-8587.
Bob and Jean Smith Auditorium

 

Sunday, May 7, 1:30–3 p.m.
(All dates: Feb 12 & 26, Mar 5, 26, Apr 9, 23, May 7, 21, Jun 4, 18, Jul 2, 16, 30, Aug 13, 27)
 
DRAWING FROM THE MASTERS
Enjoy afternoons of informal drawing instruction as artist Ian O’Brien leads you through the Meadows Museum’s galleries. Each session will provide an opportunity to explore a variety of techniques and improve drawing skills. Designed for adults and students ages 15 and older, and open to all abilities and experience levels. Drawing materials will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own sketchpads and pencils.
Free with admission; no advance registration required. Attendance is limited to 20 and based on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information or to request adaptive materials for participants with low vision, contact Museum Access (museumaccess@smu.edu) or 214.768.3980.

 

Friday, May 12, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
RE-CONNECTIONS
Individuals with early stage dementia, their care partners and family members are invited to attend this relaxed social gathering. Attendees visit with friends over coffee and light refreshments, explore the galleries, and enjoy an informal gallery activity.
Registration is encouraged but not required at Museum Access (museumaccess@smu.edu) or 214.768.3980.

 

Sunday, May 21, 1:30–3 p.m.
(All dates: Feb 12 & 26, Mar 5, 26, Apr 9, 23, May 7, 21, Jun 4, 18, Jul 2, 16, 30, Aug 13, 27)
 
DRAWING FROM THE MASTERS
Enjoy afternoons of informal drawing instruction as artist Ian O’Brien leads you through the Meadows Museum’s galleries. Each session will provide an opportunity to explore a variety of techniques and improve drawing skills. Designed for adults and students ages 15 and older, and open to all abilities and experience levels. Drawing materials will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own sketchpads and pencils.
Free with admission; no advance registration required. Attendance is limited to 20 and based on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information or to request adaptive materials for participants with low vision, contact Museum Access (museumaccess@smu.edu) or 214.768.3980.

JUNE 2017

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Sunday, June 4, 1:30–3 p.m.
(All dates: Feb 12 & 26, Mar 5, 26, Apr 9, 23, May 7, 21, Jun 4, 18, Jul 2, 16, 30, Aug 13, 27)
 DRAWING FROM THE MASTERS
Enjoy afternoons of informal drawing instruction as artist Ian O’Brien leads you through the Meadows Museum’s galleries. Each session will provide an opportunity to explore a variety of techniques and improve drawing skills. Designed for adults and students ages 15 and older, and open to all abilities and experience levels. Drawing materials will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own sketchpads and pencils.
Free with admission; no advance registration required. Attendance is limited to 20 and based on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information or to request adaptive materials for participants with low vision, contact Museum Access (museumaccess@smu.edu) or 214.768.3980.

 

Thursday, June 8, 2017, 6–7:30 pm
(All dates: June 8, 15, 22, 29)
LECTURE SERIES
The Global Art Community: A 17th Century Phenomenon
Nancy Cohen Israel, Art historian, Owner of Art à la Carte
While Spain claims Jusepe de Ribera as one of its greatest painters, Ribera himself spent the vast majority of his long career in Italy. From his early days in Rome to the decades he spent in the Spanish-governed kingdom of Naples, Ribera became part of the international circle of artists and collectors touched by artistic trends of the time, including the Caravaggisti. At the same time, his contemporary, Francisco de Zurbarán, was painting for cosmopolitan collectors in Seville and the New World. This series will serve as a bridge between the Meadows’s spring and fall exhibitions and will explore how these international ties between the creative and collector classes ultimately shaped the art of Spain’s Golden Age and spread it across land and sea.
$50 for the 4-part series; free for Museum members, SMU staff, faculty and students. Advance registration is required. To register, please call 214.768.8587.
Constantin Foundation Seminar Room

 

Friday, June 9, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
RE-CONNECTIONS
Individuals with early stage dementia, their care partners and family members are invited to attend this relaxed social gathering. Attendees visit with friends over coffee and light refreshments, explore the galleries, and enjoy an informal gallery activity. Registration is encouraged but not required at Museum Access (museumaccess@smu.edu) or at 214.768.3980.

 

Thursday, June 15, 2017, 6–7:30 pm
(All dates: June 8, 15, 22, 29)
LECTURE SERIES
The Global Art Community: A 17th Century Phenomenon
Nancy Cohen Israel, Art historian, Owner of Art à la Carte
While Spain claims Jusepe de Ribera as one of its greatest painters, Ribera himself spent the vast majority of his long career in Italy. From his early days in Rome to the decades he spent in the Spanish-governed kingdom of Naples, Ribera became part of the international circle of artists and collectors touched by artistic trends of the time, including the Caravaggisti. At the same time, his contemporary, Francisco de Zurbarán, was painting for cosmopolitan collectors in Seville and the New World. This series will serve as a bridge between the Meadows’s spring and fall exhibitions and will explore how these international ties between the creative and collector classes ultimately shaped the art of Spain’s Golden Age and spread it across land and sea.
$50 for the 4-part series; free for Museum members, SMU staff, faculty and students. Advance registration is required. To register, please call 214.768.8587.
Constantin Foundation Seminar Room

 

Sunday, June 18, 1:30–3 p.m.
(All dates: Feb 12 & 26, Mar 5, 26, Apr 9, 23, May 7, 21, Jun 4, 18, Jul 2, 16, 30, Aug 13, 27)
 
DRAWING FROM THE MASTERS
Enjoy afternoons of informal drawing instruction as artist Ian O’Brien leads you through the Meadows Museum’s galleries. Each session will provide an opportunity to explore a variety of techniques and improve drawing skills. Designed for adults and students ages 15 and older, and open to all abilities and experience levels. Drawing materials will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own sketchpads and pencils.
Free with admission; no advance registration required. Attendance is limited to 20 and based on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information or to request adaptive materials for participants with low vision, contact Museum Access (museumaccess@smu.edu) or 214.768.3980.

 

Thursday, June 22, 2017, 6–7:30 pm
(All dates: June 8, 15, 22, 29)
LECTURE SERIES
The Global Art Community: A 17th Century Phenomenon
Nancy Cohen Israel, Art historian, Owner of Art à la Carte
While Spain claims Jusepe de Ribera as one of its greatest painters, Ribera himself spent the vast majority of his long career in Italy. From his early days in Rome to the decades he spent in the Spanish-governed kingdom of Naples, Ribera became part of the international circle of artists and collectors touched by artistic trends of the time, including the Caravaggisti. At the same time, his contemporary, Francisco de Zurbarán, was painting for cosmopolitan collectors in Seville and the New World. This series will serve as a bridge between the Meadows’s spring and fall exhibitions and will explore how these international ties between the creative and collector classes ultimately shaped the art of Spain’s Golden Age and spread it across land and sea.
$50 for the 4-part series; free for Museum members, SMU staff, faculty and students. Advance registration is required. To register, please call 214.768.8587.
Constantin Foundation Seminar Room

 

Thursday, June 29, 2017, 6–7:30 pm
(All dates: June 8, 15, 22, 29)
LECTURE SERIES
The Global Art Community: A 17th Century Phenomenon
Nancy Cohen Israel, Art historian, Owner of Art à la Carte
While Spain claims Jusepe de Ribera as one of its greatest painters, Ribera himself spent the vast majority of his long career in Italy. From his early days in Rome to the decades he spent in the Spanish-governed kingdom of Naples, Ribera became part of the international circle of artists and collectors touched by artistic trends of the time, including the Caravaggisti. At the same time, his contemporary, Francisco de Zurbarán, was painting for cosmopolitan collectors in Seville and the New World. This series will serve as a bridge between the Meadows’s spring and fall exhibitions and will explore how these international ties between the creative and collector classes ultimately shaped the art of Spain’s Golden Age and spread it across land and sea.
$50 for the 4-part series; free for Museum members, SMU staff, faculty and students. Advance registration is required. To register, please call 214.768.8587.
Constantin Foundation Seminar Room

JULY 2017

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Sunday, July 2, 1:30–3 p.m.
(All dates: Feb 12 & 26, Mar 5, 26, Apr 9, 23, May 7, 21, Jun 4, 18, Jul 2, 16, 30, Aug 13, 27)
 
DRAWING FROM THE MASTERS
Enjoy afternoons of informal drawing instruction as artist Ian O’Brien leads you through the Meadows Museum’s galleries. Each session will provide an opportunity to explore a variety of techniques and improve drawing skills. Designed for adults and students ages 15 and older, and open to all abilities and experience levels. Drawing materials will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own sketchpads and pencils.
Free with admission; no advance registration required. Attendance is limited to 20 and based on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information or to request adaptive materials for participants with low vision, contact Museum Access (museumaccess@smu.edu) or 214.768.3980.

 

Friday, July 14, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
RE-CONNECTIONS
Individuals with early stage dementia, their care partners and family members are invited to attend this relaxed social gathering. Attendees visit with friends over coffee and light refreshments, explore the galleries, and enjoy an informal gallery activity. Registration is encouraged but not required at Museum Access (museumaccess@smu.edu) or at 214.768.3980.

 

Sunday, July 16, 1:30–3 p.m.
(All dates: Feb 12 & 26, Mar 5, 26, Apr 9, 23, May 7, 21, Jun 4, 18, Jul 2, 16, 30, Aug 13, 27)
 DRAWING FROM THE MASTERS
Enjoy afternoons of informal drawing instruction as artist Ian O’Brien leads you through the Meadows Museum’s galleries. Each session will provide an opportunity to explore a variety of techniques and improve drawing skills. Designed for adults and students ages 15 and older, and open to all abilities and experience levels. Drawing materials will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own sketchpads and pencils.
Free with admission; no advance registration required. Attendance is limited to 20 and based on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information or to request adaptive materials for participants with low vision, contact Museum Access (museumaccess@smu.edu) or 214.768.3980.

 

Sunday, July 30, 1:30–3 p.m.
(All dates: Feb 12 & 26, Mar 5, 26, Apr 9, 23, May 7, 21, Jun 4, 18, Jul 2, 16, 30, Aug 13, 27)
 DRAWING FROM THE MASTERS
Enjoy afternoons of informal drawing instruction as artist Ian O’Brien leads you through the Meadows Museum’s galleries. Each session will provide an opportunity to explore a variety of techniques and improve drawing skills. Designed for adults and students ages 15 and older, and open to all abilities and experience levels. Drawing materials will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own sketchpads and pencils.
Free with admission; no advance registration required. Attendance is limited to 20 and based on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information or to request adaptive materials for participants with low vision, contact Museum Access (museumaccess@smu.edu) or 214.768.3980.

AUGUST 2017

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Friday, August 11, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
RE-CONNECTIONS
Individuals with early stage dementia, their care partners and family members are invited to attend this relaxed social gathering. Attendees visit with friends over coffee and light refreshments, explore the galleries, and enjoy an informal gallery activity. Registration is encouraged but not required at Museum Access (museumaccess@smu.edu) or at 214.768.3980.

 

Sunday, August 13, 1:30–3 p.m.
(All dates: Feb 12 & 26, Mar 5, 26, Apr 9, 23, May 7, 21, Jun 4, 18, Jul 2, 16, 30, Aug 13, 27)
 
DRAWING FROM THE MASTERS
Enjoy afternoons of informal drawing instruction as artist Ian O’Brien leads you through the Meadows Museum’s galleries. Each session will provide an opportunity to explore a variety of techniques and improve drawing skills. Designed for adults and students ages 15 and older, and open to all abilities and experience levels. Drawing materials will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own sketchpads and pencils.
Free with admission; no advance registration required. Attendance is limited to 20 and based on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information or to request adaptive materials for participants with low vision, contact Museum Access (museumaccess@smu.edu) or 214.768.3980.

 

Sunday, August 27, 1:30–3 p.m.
(All dates: Feb 12 & 26, Mar 5, 26, Apr 9, 23, May 7, 21, Jun 4, 18, Jul 2, 16, 30, Aug 13, 27)
 
DRAWING FROM THE MASTERS
Enjoy afternoons of informal drawing instruction as artist Ian O’Brien leads you through the Meadows Museum’s galleries. Each session will provide an opportunity to explore a variety of techniques and improve drawing skills. Designed for adults and students ages 15 and older, and open to all abilities and experience levels. Drawing materials will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own sketchpads and pencils.
Free with admission; no advance registration required. Attendance is limited to 20 and based on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information or to request adaptive materials for participants with low vision, contact Museum Access (museumaccess@smu.edu) or 214.768.3980.