Meadows Museum

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

Drawing From the Masters

When: 
Sunday, March 3, 2019 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Where: 

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. Attendance is limited to 20 and is on a first-come, first-served basis. 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

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

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/.

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