The Meadows Museum Student Collective (MMSC)

The Meadows Museum Student Collective (MMSC) develops ways to engage the SMU student body by planning, marketing, and facilitating creative projects at the Meadows Museum. By serving as the voice of the student body, the MMSC helps the museum become more accessible and welcoming to SMU students.

This year, Collective members will go behind the scenes at the Meadows Museum and develop a podcast that presents the story of Bartolomé González y Serrano’s Portrait of a Lady, 1621 by interviewing individuals involved in its acquisition and exhibition.

The MMSC meetings occur in person at the Meadows Museum for a full academic year. Fall 2021 meeting dates are 10/14, 10/28, 11/11, & 12/2 on Thursdays from 5:15-6:45 PM. Spring 2022 meeting dates are TBD, but meetings will conclude by the end of April 2022.

MMSC members earn $12/ hour for meeting sessions. SMU requires that students be paid via the SMU payroll system. If a student is ineligible to be paid via SMU payroll (due to enrollment, scholarship status, or other reasons), they may still apply to join the Meadows Museum Student Collective, but will forfeit the honorarium.

Applications are due at 11:59 p.m. on September 19, 2021.

ARTafterDARK: SMU College Night

Thursday, September 23, 2021, 9-11 PM
Free; SMU Student ID required. Masks are required.
Meadows Museum Sculpture Plaza

Free; SMU Student ID required. Limited to 200 students (first-come, first-served); masks and social distancing are required.


Limited-Edition Artist T-Shirt

The first 100 people to arrive get a limited-edition ARTafterDARK t-shirt designed by SMU student artist Ethan Rios.

Portrait Pins

Color and construct your own pinback button inspired by the Meadows Museum’s collection.

18th-Century Face

Rouged cheeks, dark brows, and beauty patches? Ah, 18th century European fashion. Grab a personal makeup kit and follow a tutorial by SMU LOOK magazine that will take your look back in time.

Ruff Around the Edges

Create and wear your own ruff, the crimped collar that framed fashionable European faces in the 16th and 17th centuries.

Bedazzled Brooches

Use gemstones and rhinestones to design and create a custom brooch, or ornamental pin.

Runway España

Watch runway shows from Spanish designers at the 2021 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Madrid.

SMU Look Magazine Photobooth

Strike a pose. Put yourself on the cover of SMU LOOK Magazine with your friends.

Embroidered Greetings

Join local artist Erin Frisch to hand stitch a greeting card sure to impress.

Lookbook Challenge

What do you wish people would wear to events across campus? Grab some pencils and a lookbook and get designing.

Gallery Talks | 9:30, 9:50, 10:10 PM

Learn more about works of art from SMU students Della McDougal, Sophia Salinas, and UNT student Evan Blackwell.

Candy Bar

Indulge your sweet tooth with all things sugary: cotton candy, chocolate, JD’s Chippery cookies, and Bobbadiction for the first 250 students.

The Meadows Museum offers internships during the academic year and summer that give students an introduction to the museum profession. Internships provide students with the opportunity to work directly with the Meadows Museum’s staff and a world-renowned collection of Spanish art. We ensure that our interns work on meaningful projects that contribute to the museum and give the intern marketable, real-world experience.

To learn more about internships at the Meadows Museum, visit our internships page.

Poets Laureate Program

The Meadows Museum’s Poets Laureate program awards a select group of SMU undergraduate writers to act as ambassadors voicing the connections between visual art and poetry. Held during April, National Poetry Month, this program provides mentorship, workshops, and honoraria to participants.

Full program and application details for the 2021 Poets Laureate program will be released in fall 2020.

See 2020 Poets Laureate submissions.