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

Charlene Villaseñor Black, professor of art history and Chicana/o studies, UCLA
Marian devotion is grounded in a conundrum: Mary is both exemplary and ordinary, superior to all other women and a conventional mother, daughter, widow, and wife. Focusing on this paradox in the seventeenth-century Hispanic world, this talk asks: How did sacred artworks serve as visual exemplars of gendered behaviors? How did artists, patrons, and devotees negotiate the contradictions at the heart of Marian veneration?

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

Anne Peterson, curator of photographs, DeGolyer Library

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

Amanda Wunder, associate professor of early modern European history, City University of New York (CUNY)-Lehman College
The court of Philip IV (1621–1665) is best remembered today for the extreme fashions that were immortalized in the paintings of Diego Velázquez, most memorably in his iconic masterpiece Las Meninas. This talk goes behind the scenes in the Royal Palace to investigate the lives and works of the court artisans—tailors, embroiderers, shoemakers, and others—who dressed Philip IV and his family and played a crucial, if long-forgotten, role in shaping court culture in seventeenth-century Spain.

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Digital Drawing from the Masters

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 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, 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 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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GALLERY TALK – Twentieth-Century Sculpture at the Meadows

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

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

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 before department stores and boutiques, how did gentlemen procure elaborately embroidered suits? In celebration of the exhibition Canvas & Silk: Historic Fashion from Madrid’s Museo del Traje, join Texas Fashion Collection director Annette Becker in an exploration of the lives of garments from the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries. Together we’ll discover the surprisingly laborious and often creative processes of commissioning, creating, and caring for garments represented in portraiture and featured in the exhibition, allowing us a greater understanding of how people’s lives were intertwined with clothing. This program is sponsored by the Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain.

Tickets are available for online and in-person:

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Memorial Service for Dr. Mark A. Roglán

A public memorial service will celebrate the life of Dr. Mark A. Roglán at Perkins Chapel, SMU; a reception follows at the museum. The service will be livestreamed on the museum’s website.

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

Daniel Hershenzon, associate professor, Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, University of Connecticut
Catholic artifacts—rosaries, relics, paintings, and more—circulated in the thousands in the early modern, western Mediterranean, crisscrossing religious boundaries. This mobility was largely a byproduct of piracy, to which 2–3 million Christians and Muslims fell fate between 1500 and 1800. This talk examines how objects trapped in the plunder economy became the center of the conflicting claims made by Catholic captives, renegades (captives who had converted to Islam), Moroccan sultans, and Algerian pashas. We will see how captivity transformed religious artifacts into religious boundary markers within and among religions.

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Digital Drawing from the Masters

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 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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