Meadows Museum

The Spanish Look: Fortuny, Frenchmen, and the Sombrero Calañés

When: 
Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Where: 

Meadows Museum Lecture

Daniel Ralston, Meadows Curatorial Fellow

Bob and Jean Smith Auditorium – Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus, Dallas 75205 FREE but reservations are required; call 214.768.8587. In the 1860s, as Mariano Fortuny (1838-74) embarked on his brief but glittering international career, a fashion for all things Spanish was sweeping Paris. Seeming – or, better still, being – Spanish mattered.

This lecture explores the role that Fortuny, his artistic circle, and his principal American collectors played in defining, constructing and propagating an enduring image of Spain. For more information contact meadowsmuseuminfo@smu.edu.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Artful Conversations

When: 
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Where: 

Museum staff members Scott Winterrowd, director of education, and Anne Kindseth, education programs manager, invite art lovers to join them for an hour to discuss a single artwork. Close looking gives participants the time and space to delight in the details, wonder aloud, contemplate context, and leave the museum having really experienced a work of art. Artful Conversations will continue on March 19 and April 9; a different work will be discussed each month. For more information call 214.768.8587.

 

Price: 

FREE with museum admission: $12 for adults; $10 for seniors; $4 for non-SMU students; FREE for members, children under 12 and SMU faculty, staff and students

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

U.S./Russian Guest Panel Discussion: “Finding a Way: The Soft Diplomacy of Art Exchanges Between Russia and the United States”

When: 
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Where: 

This program will explore the politics of international cultural exchange since the 2011 moratorium on loans of art objects between Russian, government-owned museums and institutions in the United States. The program will begin with a conversation between art museum directors Mikhail Piotrovsky of the State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia, and Glenn Lowry of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, followed by a discussion between diplomatic officials from Russia and the United States. Daniel T. Orlovsky, Professor and George Bouhe Research Fellow in Russian Studies, SMU Dedman College of Humanities & Sciences, will moderate both conversations.

The program will conclude with an audience Q&A. This program is organized by the John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies at SMU, in collaboration with the Association of Art Museum Directors and the Meadows Museum. To register, please visit http://whoozin.com/W7C-HGD-YQ9P. The event will also be streamed live and will be accessible through the Tower Center website: https://www.smu.edu/towercenter.  For more information, visithttps://calendar.smu.edu/site/centersinstitutes/event/finding-a-way-art-exchanges-between-russia-and-the-united-states-1/ or contact the Tower Center at 214.768.4716 or tower@smu.edu.

Price: 

FREE, but reservations are required.

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Aliyah: Dalí’s Visual Celebration of Homecoming

When: 
Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 6:00pm

Inspired by the Old Testament and contemporary events, Salvador Dalí created a suite of photolithographs in 1968 to commemorate the proclamation of the State of Israel. This talk will explore these themes as well as their significance to the Jewish people in the decades immediately following the Holocaust.

Price: 

FREE but reservations are required; call 214.768.8587.

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Dalí's Persistence of Memory: From the Universal to the Ultra-local

When: 
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

With its swarming ants and soft watches, no artwork has been so singularly responsible for disseminating a particular understanding of Surrealism as Salvador Dalí’s The Persistence of Memory (1931). Surprisingly, however, this “10 x 14 inches of Dalí dynamite” has been analyzed only meagerly beyond Dalí’s own post-facto description that the painting alluded to Einstein’s theory of relativity combined with an overripe cheese.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

Anna Lovatt
annalovatt@smu.edu
214.768.3843

Small Charms: Dalí and Poetry

When: 
Friday, December 7, 2018 - 12:15pm

Anne Keefe, Editor, Meadows Museum

Price: 

FREE with museum admission: $12 for adults; $8 for seniors; $4 for non-SMU students; FREE for members, children under 12 and SMU faculty, staff and students

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2516 or visit https://meadowsmuseumdallas.org/education/program-calendar/.

Dalí Interactive with Meadows Students

When: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Where: 

Audio installations 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; performance at 2 p.m.

Students and faculty in SMU Meadows School of the Arts’ Divisions of Music, Creative Computation and Dance will present a series of audio installations and performative works in collaboration with the Meadows Museum for its exhibit Dalí: Poetics of the Small, 1929–1936. Each musical composition will be paired with a specific painting in the exhibit, offering a three-dimensional, interactive experience with the works. A selection of installations will take place in the last room of the exhibition throughout the day, while a performance will be held in the Smith Auditorium at 2:00 p.m.

Price: 

FREE with museum admission: $12 for adults; $8 for seniors; $4 for non-SMU students; FREE for members, children under 12 and SMU faculty, staff and students.

Contact: 

Reservations required for 2 p.m. performance; call 214.768.8587.

Dalí’s Craftsmanship: A Closer Look

When: 
Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 10:30am

Museum Double Lecture
Claire Barry, Director of Conservation, Kimbell Art Museum
Irene Civil, Head of Conservation and Restoration, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Figueres

Join us for a special double lecture examining Dalí’s paintings and processes used in his early small-format works. Civil’s talk, “Salvador Dalí’s Techniques and Studio Practice in Panel Painting,” will discuss the artist’s techniques in oil on wood panel through the examination of two small portraits of his wife Gala. Barry’s talk, “Dalí Through the Magnifying Glass,” will discuss the technical analysis she carried out on a group of nine paintings as part of the Meadows Museum exhibition Dalí: Poetics of the Small, 1929–1936.

Price: 

FREE but reservations are required; call 214.768.8587.

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.8587

The Meadows in Contemporary Painting

When: 
Friday, November 9, 2018 - 12:15pm

Friday Afternoon Gallery Talk
Francisco Moreno, Artist

Price: 

FREE with museum admission: $12 for adults; $10 for seniors; $4 for non-SMU students; FREE for members, children under 12 and SMU faculty, staff and students

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2516

Dalí and the Surrealist Movement

When: 
Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 6:00pm

Museum Lecture
William Jeffett, Chief Curator of Exhibitions, The Dalí Museum, St. Petersburg, FL

The period covered in the Meadows Museum’s current exhibition, Dalí: Poetics of the Small, 1929-1936, is considered a time when Salvador Dalí painted his finest works. Through an examination of the early exhibitions of Surrealist art that the Catalan painter participated in during these eight years, this lecture will provide an overview of Dalí’s work and his role within the Surrealist movement in Paris. Dalí would remain a member of the Surrealist group until 1939 when he had a final rupture with its leader, André Breton.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

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