Thursday Evening Lecture Series

Dressing the Model: Museum Lecture with Gloria Groom

When: 
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 12:50pm

Gloria Groom, Chair of European Painting and Sculpture, Art Institute of Chicago

This lecture will explore why and how the artists of Mario Fortuny’s circle – Tissot, Gérôme, Alfred Stevens and other so-called “academic” painters – used fashion in their portraits and genre scenes. It will look also at how these artists intersected socially and professionally with the Impressionists Renoir, Monet, Degas and Manet in their embrace of fashion for wider artistic goals. Dr. Gloria Groom was the curator of the groundbreaking exhibition Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity (2012-13), which was put together by the Art Institute of Chicago.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

From Sketch to Finished Subject: Watercolor in the Late 19th Century

When: 
Friday, March 22, 2019 - 12:15pm

Featuring: Scott Winterrowd, Director of Education, Meadows Museum

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
For more information call 214.768.8587.

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Eakins, Sargent, and Chase: Fortuny’s Divergent American Admirers

When: 
Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 6:00pm

During his short life and the decade following his death, Mariano Fortuny attracted the admiration of American artists who seemed to have little in common with him or with each other. This talk examines the Spanish master’s appeal to a range of young American painters working in differing styles: from Thomas Eakin’s realism, to John Singer Sargent’s painterly naturalism, to William Merritt Chase’s adaptation of brushwork akin to Impressionism. Fortuny’s popularity among American artists and connoisseurs was a precursor to the wave of Hispanophilia that struck some sectors of the country’s cultural elite starting in the 1890s. For more information contact meadowsmuseuminfo@smu.edu.

Price: 

FREE but reservations are required; call 214.768.8587.

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Meadows Museum Sensory Day

When: 
Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 10:30am - 1:30pm
Where: 

Join us for this free disability-friendly family day where families can enjoy the museum in a safe and understanding environment, allowing parents to network with one another and children to discover new friends! Through multisensory art, music and movement activities, children will practice motor and social skills, choice making and experimentation, all while exploring their own creativity. Accommodations are made to many spaces and activities, increasing accessibility for those with visual impairment, and special materials are available to facilitate the museum experience. Braille materials and ASL interpreters can be made available if requested in advance, and Spanish-speaking volunteers will also be present. All are welcome.

This program is presented in collaboration with the Blind Children’s Vocational Discovery and Development Program, a division of Texas Health and Human Services. Any person requiring a disability-related accommodation in order to participate in this program should contact the education coordinator atmuseumaccess@smu.edu at least one week prior to arrange the accommodation. For more information call 214.768.3980.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.3980.

Art in Medieval and Renaissance Spain

When: 
Friday, March 1, 2019 - 10:30am

Luis Martín Lecture Series in the Humanities

Speakers: Ali Asgar Alibhai, Visiting Lecturer, The University of Texas at Dallas; Amanda Dotseth, Curator, Meadows Museum; Julie Harris, Art Historian; Wendy Sepponen, Mellon Curatorial Fellow, Meadows Museum; and Abbey Stockstill, Assistant Professor, Meadows School of the Arts

While the Meadows Museum is perhaps best known for its excellent collection of Early Modern and Modern Spanish art, it is also home to significant holdings of medieval and Renaissance painting and sculpture. Recent years have seen the significant addition of fifteenth- and sixteenth-century panel paintings to the collection, which help to offer a more balanced history of Spanish art. In order to contextualize these important acquisitions, this lecture series will consider art-making in the Middle Ages, beginning with the oldest object in the Meadows collection, which dates to the tenth century. It will highlight the ways in which Spain’s multi-confessional makeup inspired a remarkable diversity of visual expression. Architecture and its adornments; intimate, portable objects; sacred books; and monumental altarpieces all made by and for Iberian Christians, Muslims and Jews will be examined. The six-part lecture series will conclude with a look forward to the stylistic shifts characteristic of Renaissance art and architecture in the sixteenth century. For more information, contact meadowsmuseuminfo@smu.edu.

 

Price: 

$60 for the 6-part series; free for museum members and for SMU faculty, staff and students. Reservations required; call 214.768.8587.

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

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

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