PROGRAM KEY

red_square Featured Lectures  |  green_square Gallery Talks  |  yellow_square Special Programs  |  blue_square Member Programs

visually impaired symbol Inclusive programs for people with visual impairments   |   Assisted Listening Systems symbolPrograms offering assistive listening devices

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. Free

NOVEMBER 2017

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Thursday, November 16, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
GALLERY TALK
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visually impaired symbol Students Speak!
Dive in to a work of art with SMU Delta Gamma students as your sighted guides. They’ve put their own spin on these gallery talks, so expect the unexpected! Continue your exploration in the studio where you can create an optional art project inspired by the presentations. Designed for adults and students, ages 15 and up, with and without vision impairments.
Free: Register for the gallery talk (museumaccess@smu.edu). Meadows Museum galleries & studio  

 

Sunday, November 19, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
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 on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information or to request adaptive materials for participants with low vision, please contact museumaccess@smu.edu or 214.768.3980.

DECEMBER 2017

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Friday, December 1, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
SYMPOSIUM
Assisted Listening Systems symbolLooking Below the Surface: Working Methods of Zurbarán, Velázquez, and Murillo
The use of X-ray, infrared reflectography, and pigment and ground analysis in conservation allows an examination beneath the skin of paint and often reveals the working processes of the artist. Claire Barry, director of conservation at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, will present her analysis of Francisco de Zurbarán’s Jacob and His Twelve Sons and discuss the artist’s studio practice and the changes that have occurred to the paintings over time. In addition to her presentation, Barry has invited esteemed colleagues in the conservation field to participate in discussing the working methods of the Sevillian masters including Velázquez and Murillo.
This symposium is co-sponsored by the Meadows Museum and the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History at the University of Texas at Dallas. Free; advance registration is required. To register, please call 214.768.8587.
Bob and Jean Smith Auditorium  

 

Friday, December 8, 12:15 p.m.
GALLERY TALK
Artistic Appropriations: Zurbarán’s Use of Prints and Studio Practice
Amanda W. Dotseth, Meadows/Mellon/Prado curatorial fellow, Meadows Museum
Free with regular Museum admission.
Virginia Meadows Galleries

 

Friday, December 15, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
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visually impaired symbol 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 museumaccess@smu.edu or 214.768.3980.
The Gates  

JANUARY 2018

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Sunday, January 7, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
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 on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information or to request adaptive materials for participants with low vision, please contact museumaccess@smu.edu or 214.768.3980.

 

Friday, January 12, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
ACCESS PROGRAM
visually impaired symbol 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 museumaccess@smu.edu or 214.768.3980.
The Gates

 

Sunday, January 21, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
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 on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information or to request adaptive materials for participants with low vision, please contact museumaccess@smu.edu or 214.768.3980.

FEBRUARY 2018

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February 7, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
(Part of three Wednesday program – February 7, 14 & 21)
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visually impaired symbol 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.
Free; advance registration is required at either museumaccess@smu.edu or 214.768.3980.
The Gates