The Museum Welcomes All Visitors

The Meadows Museum is committed to making the museum accessible for all visitors. Please note that our efforts to make our website, programs, and museum more accessible are ongoing. If you encounter any accessibility concerns, please contact us at museumaccess@smu.edu.

Any person needing a disability-related accommodation in order to participate in a museum program should contact the Education Coordinator  (museumaccess@smu.edu) at least one week prior to the program to arrange for the accommodation.

  • A limited number of manual wheelchairs may be checked out free of charge and on a first-come, first-served basis at the visitor services desk.
  • Benches are located throughout the museum galleries.
  • All of the museum’s public spaces are accessible to wheelchair users and those who prefer to avoid stairs.
  • Wheelchair-accessible seating where visitors can remain in their wheelchairs or transfer to theater seats is available in Smith Auditorium. Please request this seating when registering for programs in the auditorium.
  • All public restrooms are accessible.
  • All ADA-recognized mobility devices are permitted in the museum.
  • Accessible parking is available near both elevators in the Meadows parking garage, directly underneath the museum.
  • Elevators operate between the parking garage and the museum-entrance level as well as between both gallery floors within the museum.
  • ASL interpretation is available free of charge for programs and tours. Please give at least one weeks’ notice. All requests will be considered regardless of their timeliness. Email museumaccess@smu.edu.
  • Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) may be checked out for free on a first-come, first-served basis for those attending lectures in Smith Auditorium, tours, and select other programs. ALDs can be checked out at the visitor services desk.

With three weeks’ notice, visitors may schedule multimodal tours with trained volunteers.

  • Tours include visual description and opportunities to experience objects through touch, sound, movement, and smell. Touch tours of the outdoor sculpture collection are also available, weather permitting. To schedule, fill out the online form and be sure to indicate your requests in the field provided.
  • Monoculars, binoculars, and other magnifying devices, including iPads, may be checked out for free on a first-come, first-served basis at the visitor services desk.
  • All ADA-recognized service animals are welcome in the museum.
  • ADA Definitions
  • Service Animals FAQ

The museum is accessible via public transportation. More information.

Radio

Sunday, June 25, 2017 – Meadows Museum Dallas – Scott Winterrowd, Curator of EducationBetter Living with Nick Carissimi, on KRLD.

Video

March 31, 2016: Meadows Museum, An Inclusive Art Museum (below)

For information about visiting the Meadows Museum with individuals with disabilities, please e-mail Scott Winterrowd (swinterrowd@smu.edu) or call 214.768.4677. A limited number of wheelchairs are available upon request.

Students Speak!

Explore art with students at Meadows

Designed for adults and students, ages 15 and up, with and without vision impairments.

Dive in to a work of art with SMU Delta Gamma students as your sighted guides. They’ve put their own spin on these gallery talks, so expect the unexpected! Continue your exploration in the studio where you can create an optional art project inspired by the presentations.
Free: Register for the gallery talk (museumaccess@smu.edu). Meadows Museum galleries & studio

Check this site again in the fall for more dates.

 

Connections

Reconnections program at Meadows Museum

A program for individuals with early stage dementia and their family members or care partners

Wednesday, April 4, 11 & 18, 2018

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

This informal three-day program is designed for individuals with early stage dementia, their care partners and family members. Participants will explore the galleries through interactive activities, experiment with different materials to create individual and group projects, and discover works of art through music, dance, literature, storytelling and role play. Light refreshments will be served.
Free; advance registration is required at either museumaccess@smu.edu or 214.768.3980.
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Reconnections

Connections program at Meadows Museum

 A program for individuals with early stage dementia and their family members or care partners. Held in collaboration with Alzheimer’s Association Memory Café, Greater Dallas Chapter

Friday, May 11, 2018
Friday, June 8, 2018
Friday. July 13, 2018
Friday, Aug 3, 2018

10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Individuals with early stage dementia, their care partners and family members are invited to attend this relaxed social gathering. Attendees visit with friends over coffee and light refreshments, explore the galleries, and enjoy an informal gallery activity.
Registration is encouraged but not required at museumaccess@smu.edu or 214.768.3980.
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INsights & OUTlooks

Insights and Outlooks program at Meadows

 Acknowledging that every museum visitor possesses a unique set of interests and abilities, this program offers participants multiple ways to engage with and discover works of art. Through a variety of multisensory, interdisciplinary activities, we will enjoy an in-depth exploration of the Cubist paintings of Pablo Picasso and Diego Rivera. The program is designed for adults and students, ages 15 and older. It will be presented by Carmen Smith, professor in the Doctorate of Liberal Studies Program at SMU.
Free; advance registration is required. To register, please call 214.768.8587.
Virginia Meadows Galleries

Please check back soon for the next INsights and OUTlooks.