Teacher Workshops

Learn more about the Meadows Museum’s collections and special exhibitions, and connect works of art to your classroom teaching. The Meadows Museum is committed to kindergarten through twelfth grade teachers and developing multidisciplinary curricular materials for teaching with great works of Spanish art in our collections and other cultures through our exhibitions. Workshops offer interactive gallery experiences and opportunities for idea-sharing with other educators. Participants receive background materials and images from the collection along with lesson plans and strategies for incorporating Meadows Museum objects into classroom curriculum.

Teacher workshops are FREE with advance registration. To sign up for teacher workshops please email to museum@smu.edu or call 214.768.8587.

Workshops Titles and Dates

Saturday, October 28, 2017, 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.   
Zurbarán and his Workshop: Process and Adaptation
This program will center on the unique series, Jacob and his Twelve Sons, by seventeenth century master, Francisco de Zurbarán. The workshop will explore the conservation analysis recently completed for the series, uncovering the working methods of Zurbarán and his workshop, including the use of print images in the development of compositions for this monumental suite of paintings.

 

Saturday, February 24, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.   
From Stone to Steel
Investigate the human relationship to aesthetics and the sculptural object across time. At the Meadows Museum, investigate Eduardo Chillida’s interactions of space and form through his sculpture and graphic output. While his work is most often classified as abstract, Chillida asserts that it should be understood as anchored in the human body. This human affinity will be further explored through the exhibition First Sculpture at the Nasher Sculpture Center, which traces the origins of the artistic impulse through hand axes and figure stones created by early man.

 

Visit the Meadows Museum website and go to our education pages for self-guided tour materials and curricula connected to works of art in the collection. The Meadows Museum is located at 5900 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus, Dallas TX 75275-0357. For more information about the Meadows Museum, please call 214 768-2740.