Meadows Museum Student Collective

The Meadows Museum Student Collective (MMSC) develops ways to engage the SMU student body and integrate them into the Meadows Museum experience through planning, marketing, and facilitating creative events. By serving as the voice of the student body, the MMSC helps the museum become more accessible and welcoming to SMU students. Collective members enjoy exclusive experiences like visiting art spaces in Dallas, meeting with contemporary artists, and going behind the scenes at the Meadows Museum, all while building marketable, real-world experience.

Applications to join the 2020-2021 MMSC will be available in September 2020 on Connect.SMU.

ARTafterDARK: SMU College Night
Thursday, May 6, 2021, 8-10 PM  ***NEW DATE***

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 200 people to arrive get a limited-edition ARTafterDARK t-shirt designed by artist Lauren Dube.

Marbled Masterpieces
Work with Dallas Silk Art to water-marble your own scarf.

ELPIS, a Transmutation Confessional
Participate in an interactive installation by sculptor Bernardo Vallarino and exchange a handwritten word describing your 2020 experience for words of hope.

Color Our Collections
Grab a Meadows Museum coloring book, your very own set of colored pencils, and color the stress away.

Air Plant Art Kit
Take a bit of the outdoors home with you. We provide the air plant and the materials and you provide the creativity.

Murder Mystery Game
Who killed Magnus Opus? Follow the clues, interview witnesses, and see if you have what it takes to figure out whodoneit.

Typewriter Poems
Get a custom poem, written just for you, by two wordsmithing poets armed with typewriters – Leia Hannum and Maria Katsulos.

Gallery Talks
Scan the QR codes throughout the Sculpture Plaza to learn more about the works of art from SMU art history students Laura Varela Mejia, Katherine Delony, and Jennifer Laffick.

Snapchat Souvenir
Document your evening out with a custom Snapchat filter created by Charlotte Kolman.

Cupcake Carryout
Snag a Sprinkles cupcake as you exit and enjoy little sugar rush at home.

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.