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Movies With The Meadows | Los lunes al sol/Mondays in the Sun (R, 2002) – CANCELED


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. The Meadows Museum is pleased to screen Los lunes al sol (Mondays in the Sun) as part of the SMU World Languages and Literatures 7th Annual International Film Festival. This film depicts the effects of unemployment on a group of laid-off Spanish dockworkers who spend their days at the local watering hole lamenting their bleak lives. Los lunes al sol won five Goya Awards, including Best Film, Best Director, and Best Lead Actor. The film stars Academy Award-winning actor Javier Bardem. Following the screening, join Dr. Icleanu for a short talk on the film.

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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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EXHIBITION | Meadows/ARCO Artist Spotlight: Ignasi Aballí

The Meadows Museum presents the work of Spanish conceptual artist Ignasi Aballí (b. 1958), who is representing Spain at the 59th Venice Biennale this spring. Aballí is the first artist selected for the MAS: Meadows/ARCO Artist Spotlight program, a six-year partnership between the museum and Fundación ARCO (presenters of Spain’s largest contemporary art fair, ARCOmadrid) which aims to promote Spanish artists who have had limited exposure in the U.S. and provide them with an opportunity to enhance their visibility, build networks of support and interest, and expand understanding and appreciation of their work among U.S. audiences.

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EXHIBITION | Masterpiece in Residence: Juan Sánchez Cotán’s Still Life with Quince, Cabbage, Melon, and Cucumber

The Meadows Museum launches an exciting new loan program featuring some of the world’s most significant holdings of Spanish art within American collections, offering audiences the singular opportunity to view them within the context of Meadows’s permanent collection. The first painting in the series is the truly extraordinary and enigmatic still life by the artist-turned-monk Juan Sánchez Cotán (1560–1627). Painted around 1602, Still Life with Quince, Cabbage, Melon, and Cucumber is among the earliest and best of its genre in the history of European art; this painting set a precedent of the highest standard for still-life painting before the influential examples by Velázquez and other masters of the Baroque period, often referred to as Spain’s Golden Age.

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EXHIBITION | Murillo: Picturing the Prodigal Son

The drama of the biblical parable of the prodigal son (Luke 15:11–32) is played out in a series of six large paintings by the Sevillian master Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617–1682). Still intact as a group centuries after their production at the height of Murillo’s career, these paintings make their U.S. debut at the Meadows, alongside additional Murillo paintings and contemporary source material focused on this well-known story.

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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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