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 communities in Dallas.

2022-2023 Project 

This year, Collective members will help develop and facilitate activities for children and families visiting the museum. Collective members will also be given the opportunity to support other programs and events at the museum on an as-needed basis.  


  • MMSC meetings occur in person at the Meadows Museum for a full academic year. Meetings take place on select Thursdays from 4 – 5:30 PM: 10/6, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17 & 12/1, 1/26, 2/9, 2/23, 3/9, 3/23, 4/6, and 4/20. 
  • In addition to meeting dates, MMSC members must facilitate a minimum of one program on the weekend in both the fall and spring semesters. Fall options are October 22 and November 19 and spring options are February 4, March 4, April 6, and May 1. 


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 Monday, September 26, 2022.

ARTafterDARK: SMU College Night

Thursday, September 22, 2022, 8-10 PM
Free; SMU Student ID required.
Meadows Museum Sculpture Plaza


Limited-Edition Artist T-Shirt
The first 100 people to arrive get a limited-edition ARTafterDARK shirt designed by SMU student artist Andreina Rodriguez.

Art Heist: Missing in Madrid
Can you discover which member of Madrid’s high society stole the missing jewels? Scan the QR code to play Art Heist in the museum’s galleries.

Arcade España
Play GRIS, one of Spain’s most celebrated and visually striking video games, on the big screen.

Stencil + Spray
From the streets of Lavapies to the neighborhood of Embajadores, Madrid has a popular street art scene. Try this art form as you spray your own tote bag.

Inflatable Sculpture
Join 2022 Moss/Chumley North Texas Artist Award winner Tamara Johnson and fellow event goers to heat weld plastic into a larger-than-life inflatable sculpture.

Dalí Masks
DIY the Dalí mask that Spanish hit TV show set in Madrid, La casa de papel (aka Money Heist on Netflix), made famous.

Perfume Genius
Work with perfumer Kheimberli Hardeman of kheimistrii to make your own signature mix of the scents of Spain.

Madrid Bound
Learn saddle stitch binding and create your own journal with a soft touch map of Madrid as the cover.

Sounds of Spain
The night’s playlist features the six bands that represented Spain at the 2022 South by Southwest® (SXSW®) festival in Austin.

Gallery Talks | 8:45 & 9:30 PM
Learn more about the art on the walls from SMU students Darby Linn & Rachel Meichelbock.

Virtual Vacation
Through the magic of the green screen, take home a photo of your virtual trip to Madrid.

Mercado San Miguel
Step into the museum’s take on the Mercado San Miguel, a food market in the heart of Madrid founded in 1916. Enjoy fresh fruit, candy, and confections, including La Casita Bakeshop’s legendary Caramel Churro Cruffin*.

*for the first 150 people

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.