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

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 reality, between image and artifact. Loans include jewelry, shoes, accessories, and ensembles for men, women, and children, the combined installation of which will facilitate rich dialogues between fashion and the fine arts.

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

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 Museum and SMU’s DeGolyer Library.

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Virtual Lecture | Museo del Traje: A Journey Through the Collections

Elvira González Asenjo, curator, Museo del Traje, Centro de Investigación del Patrimonio Etnológico

The Museo del Traje (Spanish National Museum for Fashion) in Madrid is Spain’s premier museum of historic dress and fashion. While the institution was only founded recently, in 2004, its core collection has a much longer history, dating back to the influential 1925 exhibition, Traje Regional e Histórico (Regional and Historic Dress). Since that time, and over the course of the collection’s history, it has changed names many times but has also developed considerably in breadth and diversity. This lecture will tell the story of the Museo del Traje and its holdings.

$10. Free for members and SMU faculty/staff/students.

This program is sponsored by the Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain.

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Digital Drawing from the Masters

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. Attendance is limited to 10 households.

Ian M. O’Brien, a local artist and arts educator, received his MFA in studio art from UT San Antonio. He also holds a BFA in drawing/painting and arts education. O’Brien has over 15 years of teaching experience, ranging from K–12, higher education, and museum education. O’Brien has spent the last 10 years teaching workshops and Drawing from the Masters at the Meadows Museum as well as working as an art educator for Lewisville ISD.

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Digital Drawing from the Masters

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. Attendance is limited to 10 households.

Ian M. O’Brien, a local artist and arts educator, received his MFA in studio art from UT San Antonio. He also holds a BFA in drawing/painting and arts education. O’Brien has over 15 years of teaching experience, ranging from K–12, higher education, and museum education. O’Brien has spent the last 10 years teaching workshops and Drawing from the Masters at the Meadows Museum as well as working as an art educator for Lewisville ISD.

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