Meadows School of the Arts

Pollock Gallery: 2015 M.F.A. Qualifying Exhibition

When: 
Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 11:00am - Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 5:00pm

Opening reception: April 2, 6-8 p.m.

The annual spring exhibition of M.F.A. candidates in the Division of Art features works in a wide-ranging variety of styles and mediums.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.4439 or click here.

Meadows Jazz Orchestra Brown Bag Concert

When: 
Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Meadows Jazz Orchestra Brown Bag Concert

Bring your lunch and relax in the Taubman Atrium for a lively noontime concert by the Meadows Jazz Orchestra, directed by Dylan Smith. This concert will be a preview of the MJO spring concert that will take place in Greer Garson Theatre at 8 PM on Friday, April 24th. The MJO explores the traditions of large ensemble jazz from the traditions of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Buddy Rich, Gordon Goodwin, Tom Kubis, and other jazz greats.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

Dylan Smith
dylans@smu.edu
214-768-3680

Third Annual Dallas International Piano Competition

When: 
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 9:00am - Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 5:00pm
International Piano Competition

Nineteen young pianists from nine different countries will come to Dallas March 11-14, 2015 to participate in the third-annual Dallas International Piano Competition hosted by the Dallas Chamber Symphony. The four-day event will be held at Southern Methodist University¹s Caruth Auditorium, and will consist of three rounds of competition before a distinguished international jury panel, as well as expert training and career-building guidance. The entire event is open to the public but advance purchase of passes is required.

Price: 

One-day access pass for $15 or a four-day access pass for $35; students free.
Visit www.dallasipc.org for additional information and to purchase passes.

Contact: 

For more information call 214.449.1294.(Dallas Chamber Symphony)

M.F.A. in Art Open House

When: 
Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

The Division of Art will host an open house on Saturday, March 21, 2015 for students interested in learning more about the Meadows School of the Arts M.F.A. Art program.

Prospective students will meet with current M.F.A. students and Division of Art faculty, tour facilities, visit graduate studios, and view the Pollock Gallery exhibition, “soak stain bleed bloom” by alumna Kristen Cochran (M.F.A. ’10).

Light refreshments will be served. RSVP: Professor Michael Corris, Graduate Advisor: m.corris@smu.edu

Price: 

Free

Visiting Artist Lecture Series - Jason Salavon

When: 
Monday, April 20, 2015 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Using software processes of his own design, Jason Salavon generates and reconfigures masses of communal material to present new perspectives on the familiar. Often, the final compositions are exhibited as art objects – such as photographic prints and video installations – while others exist in a real-time software context.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

Rosa Reifsnyder
rreifsnyde@smu.edu
214-768-1222

Visting Artist Lecture Series - Emily Jacir

When: 
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Emily Jacir creates works about transformation, questions of translation, resistance, and the logic of the archive. Her projects uncover silenced historical narratives and explore concerns such as movement and migration through a diverse range of media and strategies including film, photography, social interventions, installation, performance, video, writing and sound.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

Rosa Reifsnyder
rreifsnyde@smu.edu
214-768-1222

Meadows First Performances Recital Series

When: 
Monday, March 23, 2015 - 12:30pm

Bring your lunch and hear Meadows musicians perform solo works and chamber music in a relaxed, informal setting.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.1951.

Art and Urbanism Lecture: “Who We Be: The Colorization of America”

When: 
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 7:30pm

Jeff Chang, American Book Award winner, visits SMU for the first time to conduct a lecture on his latest seminal work, Who We Be: The Colorization of America.

From the dream of integration to the reality of colorization, Who We Be remixes comic strips and contemporary art, campus protests and corporate marketing campaigns, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Trayvon Martin into a powerful, unusual and timely cultural history of the idea of racial progress.

Co-presented with the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.1841.

Inaugural RASC/a Art History Graduate Student Symposium: The Rhetorics and Aesthetic of Memory

When: 
Friday, March 6, 2015 - 10:00am
Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 10:00am

Michael Rothberg, professor of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will give the keynote address, and a nationally selected roster of graduate students in art history and related disciplines will present papers on the conference theme. The SMU doctoral program is centered around RASC/a, which stands for “Rhetorics of Art, Space and Culture.” It emphasizes historical and new media, visual technologies, architecture and the city, race and gender, and performance and ritual while also focusing on the arts of the Americas, Europe and the ancient world.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

Rosa Reifsnyder
rreifsnyde@smu.edu
214-768-1222

Guitar Virtuoso Matt Palmer to Teach Free Master Class

When: 
Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 2:00pm

Guitarist Matt Palmer, described by Guitar International Magazine as possessing “…the soul of an artist, the technical virtuosity of the highest caliber and a heightened sense of musicality,” will teach a master class to SMU guitar majors at SMU Meadows School of the Arts at 2 p.m. on February 12, 2015. Guitar enthusiasts from the public are welcome to come listen to Palmer’s presentation, which will include feedback and instruction on several performances by SMU students.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information contact Adjunct Professor of Guitar Robert Guthrie at rguthrie@smu.edu.

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