Program Calendar

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September 2021

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EXHIBITION – Canvas & Silk: Historic Fashion from Madrid’s Museo del Traje

September 19, 2021 - January 9, 2022

For the first time, works in the Meadows collection will be paired with representative examples of the historic dress depicted to shed new light on the relationship between representation and…

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EXHIBITION – Image and Identity: Mexican Fashion in the Modern Period

September 19, 2021 - January 9, 2022
5900 Bishop Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75205 United States

A focused exhibition in the museum’s first-floor galleries explores Mexican fashion through photographs, prints, books, and gouaches from the 19th and 20th centuries drawn from the collections of the Meadows…

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Drawing from the Masters

September 19 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
5900 Bishop Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75205 United States
Free to Paid

Ian O’Brien, artist. 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…

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Children’s Drawing from the Masters

September 19 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
Free to Paid

Ian O’Brien, artistEnjoy afternoons of informal drawing instruction with artist and elementary art teacher Ian O’Brien. Each session provides children ages 5-12 with the opportunity to explore a variety of…

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GALLERY TALK – Image and Identity: Mexican Fashion in the Modern Period

September 24 2021 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
5900 Bishop Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75205 United States
Free

Akemi Luisa Herráez Vossbrink, 2020-21 Center for Spain in America (CSA) Curatorial Fellow, Meadows Museum

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Digital Drawing from the Masters

September 26 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
Online, 5900 Bishop Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75205 United States
Free to Paid

Ian O’Brien, artistEnjoy afternoons of informal drawing instruction remotely over Zoom as artist Ian M. O’Brien leads you through a work of art in the Meadows Museum’s collection. Each session…

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October 2021

VIRTUAL TALK – Further Afield | Incarnating Black Sanctity: Fleshtones and “Lifelikeness” in Baroque Spanish Sculpture

October 5 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm CDT
Online, 5900 Bishop Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75205 United States
Free to Paid

Erin Rowe, associate professor of history, Johns Hopkins UniversityThis talk explores the contrast between representations of Black and White saints in Baroque Spanish polychromed sculpture. The process of painting fleshtones…

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MOVIES WITH THE MEADOWS | The Disenchantment (El Desencanto) (1976), directed by Jaime Chavarri

October 7 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
Online, 5900 Bishop Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75205 United States
Free

Aaron Shulman, authorMovies with the Meadows pairs scholar and screen. Registration includes a link to stream the film at your leisure October 6–8 and a link to a live Zoom…

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LUIS MARTÍN LECTURE SERIES IN THE HUMANITIES | Scratching the Surface: A History of Paintings Conservation (online/in-person)

October 15 2021 @ 10:30 am - November 12 2021 @ 11:30 am CDT
5900 Bishop Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75205 United States
Free to Paid

Claire Barry, Director of Paintings Conservation Emerita, Kimbell Art Museum. This lecture series will use case studies to illuminate the evolution of conservation practices and theory over time. Five topics…

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Drawing from the Masters

October 17 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
5900 Bishop Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75205 United States
Free to Paid

Ian O’Brien, artistEnjoy 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…

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Meadows Museum Trick or Treat

October 17 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT
Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75205 United States
Free – $12
Trick or Treat image with a family

Join us for the annual Meadows Museum Trick or Treat! Bring the kids and grandkids in costume to explore the museum with a map that leads to works of art…

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Children’s Drawing from the Masters

October 17 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
5900 Bishop Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75205 United States
Free to Paid

Ian O’Brien, artistEnjoy afternoons of informal drawing instruction with artist and elementary art teacher Ian O’Brien. Each session provides children ages 5-12 with the opportunity to explore a variety of…

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Virtual Connections

October 20 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm CDT
Online, 5900 Bishop Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75205 United States
Free

Individuals with early stage dementia, their care partners, and family members are invited to attend this relaxed social gathering over Zoom. Attendees reconnect with friends, explore art from the collection,…

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GALLERY TALK – The Clothes Make the Man: Masculinity and Fashion at the Meadows

October 22 2021 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
Free to Paid

Amy Freund, associate professor and Kleinheinz Family Endowed Chair in Art History, SMU. This program is sponsored by the Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain.

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LECTURE – Fashion and Fantasy in Eighteenth-Century France and Spain (online/in-person)

October 22 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
5900 Bishop Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75205 United States
Free to Paid

Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell, fashion historian, curator, and journalist During Spain’s Golden Age, its fashions were admired and imitated across Europe. But the decline of Spanish power and the ascendancy of France…

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Digital Drawing from the Masters

October 24 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
Online, 5900 Bishop Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75205 United States
Free to Paid

Ian O’Brien, artist. Enjoy afternoons of informal drawing instruction remotely over Zoom as artist Ian M. O’Brien leads you through a work of art in the Meadows Museum’s collection. Each…

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November 2021

VIRTUAL GALERY TALK – Further Afield | Captive Objects: Catholic Artifacts Across the Early Modern Mediterranean

November 2 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm CDT
Online, 5900 Bishop Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75205 United States
Free to Paid

Daniel Hershenzon, associate professor, Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, University of ConnecticutCatholic artifacts—rosaries, relics, paintings, and more—circulated in the thousands in the early modern, western Mediterranean, crisscrossing religious boundaries. This mobility…

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Virtual Connections

November 17 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm CST
Online, 5900 Bishop Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75205 United States
Free

Individuals with early stage dementia, their care partners, and family members are invited to attend this relaxed social gathering over Zoom. Attendees reconnect with friends, explore art from the collection,…

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LECTURE – Making It: Creating Fashion in Early Modern Europe (online/in-person)

November 18 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST
5900 Bishop Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75205 United States
Free to Paid

Annette Becker, director and curator, UNT CVAD Texas Fashion Collection. Have you ever wondered how delicate, handmade lace is created or how stiff ruffs stayed so crisp and white? And…

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GALLERY TALK – Nineteenth-Century Art at the Meadows

November 19 2021 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm CST
Free to Paid

Clarisse Fava-Piz, 2021-23 Mellon Curatorial Fellow, Meadows Museum

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Drawing from the Masters

November 21 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm CST
5900 Bishop Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75205 United States
Free to Paid

Ian O’Brien, artist. 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…

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Children’s Drawing from the Masters

November 21 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm CST
5900 Bishop Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75205 United States
Free to Paid

Ian O’Brien, artist. Enjoy afternoons of informal drawing instruction with artist and elementary art teacher Ian O’Brien. Each session provides children ages 5-12 with the opportunity to explore a variety…

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Digital Drawing from the Masters

November 28 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm CST
Online, 5900 Bishop Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75205 United States
Free to Paid

Ian O’Brien, artist. Enjoy afternoons of informal drawing instruction remotely over Zoom as artist Ian M. O’Brien leads you through a work of art in the Meadows Museum’s collection. Each…

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December 2021

VIRTUAL TALK – Further Afield | Dressing the Court of Philip IV

December 7 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm CST
Online, 5900 Bishop Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75205 United States
Free to Paid

Amanda Wunder, associate professor of early modern European history, City University of New York (CUNY)-Lehman CollegeThe court of Philip IV (1621–1665) is best remembered today for the extreme fashions that…

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Virtual Connections

December 15 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm CST
Online, 5900 Bishop Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75205 United States
Free

Individuals with early stage dementia, their care partners, and family members are invited to attend this relaxed social gathering over Zoom. Attendees reconnect with friends, explore art from the collection,…

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GALLERY TALK – Diversity in Pictures: Prints and Photographs of Mexico from the DeGolyer Library

December 17 2021 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm CST
5900 Bishop Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75205 United States
Free

Anne Peterson, curator of photographs, DeGolyer Library

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Drawing from the Masters

December 19 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm CST
5900 Bishop Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75205 United States
Free to Paid

Ian O’Brien, artist. 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…

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Children’s Drawing from the Masters

December 19 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm CST
5900 Bishop Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75205 United States
Free to Paid

Ian O’Brien, artist. Enjoy afternoons of informal drawing instruction with artist and elementary art teacher Ian O’Brien. Each session provides children ages 5-12 with the opportunity to explore a variety…

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January 2022

VIRTUAL GALLERY TALK – Further Afield | Mother, Daughter, Widow, and Wife: The Conundrum of Mary in Early Modern Hispanic Art

January 11, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm CST
Online, 5900 Bishop Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75205 United States
Free to Paid

Charlene Villaseñor Black, professor of art history and Chicana/o studies, UCLAMarian devotion is grounded in a conundrum: Mary is both exemplary and ordinary, superior to all other women and a…

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