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Digital Drawing from the Masters

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 will provide an opportunity to explore a variety of techniques and improve drawing skills. Designed for adults and students ages 13 and older, and open to all abilities and experience levels.

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Drawing from the Masters

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 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 regular museum admission; no advance registration required. Attendance is limited to 20 on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Digital Drawing from the Masters

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 will provide an opportunity to explore a variety of techniques and improve drawing skills. Designed for adults and students ages 13 and older, and open to all abilities and experience levels.

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Drawing from the Masters

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 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 regular museum admission; no advance registration required. Attendance is limited to 20 on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Digital Drawing from the Masters

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 will provide an opportunity to explore a variety of techniques and improve drawing skills. Designed for adults and students ages 13 and older, and open to all abilities and experience levels.

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Further Afield | The Face of Queenship at the Court of Philip III and Philip IV

María Cruz de Carlos Varon, professor, history and theory of art, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Further Afield virtual talks provides broader social, political, economic, and historical context for works of art at the museum. This spring Further Afield focuses on women as creators and patrons in Spain from medieval to modern times.

This talk will analyze the visual representation of Queenship at the courts of Philip III (1598–1621) and Philip IV (1621–1665). Were these portraits mere companions of the king’s effigies? Which elements, if any, distinguish them from other European courts? This talk will consider the role of portraiture in the configuration and performance of the queen consort’s role.

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Drawing from the Masters

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 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 regular museum admission; no advance registration required. Attendance is limited to 20 on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Movies with the Meadows | ‘Buñuel en el laberinto de las tortugas/Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles’ (TV-14, 2018), directed by Salvador Simó

Constantin C. Icleanu, lecturer of Spanish and the 1st-year Spanish language coordinator, SMU
Movies with the Meadows pairs scholar and screen; these in-person film screenings are followed by a short talk in the museum’s auditorium. This animated, biographical film tells the story behind Spanish filmmaker Luis Buñuel’s third film. Set in Paris, 1930, the infamous Surrealist Buñuel is left penniless after the scandalous release of L’Age d’Or (1930), which has led to a falling out with collaborator Salvador Dalí. On a whim, Buñuel’s good friend, sculptor Ramón Acín, buys a lottery ticket and promises to devote his winnings to fund Buñuel’s next film. Incredibly, Acín wins the jackpot, sending the two friends to the remote mountains of their native Spain to film the documentary Las Hurdes: Land Without Bread (1933). Consumed by artistic impulse and haunted by childhood memories, Buñuel must confront the looming specter of mortality. Following the screening, join Dr. Icleanu for a short talk on the film.

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Early Modern Spain at the Meadows

Meadows Museum gallery talks feature art research and perspectives from local guest speakers. Today’s presenter is Olivia Turner, curatorial assistant, Meadows Museum.

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Digital Drawing from the Masters

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 will provide an opportunity to explore a variety of techniques and improve drawing skills. Designed for adults and students ages 13 and older, and open to all abilities and experience levels.

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