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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

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.
Smith Auditorium

 

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.
Smith Auditorium

 

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.
Smith Auditorium

 

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.
Smith Auditorium

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.

OCTOBER 2017

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October 1-8
MEMBER TRAVEL
Spanish Missions: Discovering the Missions of Camino Real

Meadows Museum members at the Ribera Patron level and above are invited to join Dr. Mark Roglán for an incredible journey exploring the Spanish footprint on America. Between 1769 and 1823, the Spanish crown established religious outposts along the Camino Real (Royal Road) to represent Spanish presence in the new world. More information on this trip