Lecture

Visiting Artist Lecture: Holly Walker

When: 
Monday, April 1, 2019 - 7:00pm

Artist’s demonstration: April 1-4 in the Doolin Gallery, Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Visiting Artist Lecture: Signe Pierce

When: 
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 7:00pm

Signe Pierce is a multimedia artist whose work straddles performance, photography, video, social media, light design and installation.  She is a self-described “reality artist” whose work is inspired by the concept of reality as an artistic medium, and the idea that an artist’s life and work can both be viewed within a similar context. Her ideology often explores the myriad facets of perception involved in discerning what is “real” within the burgeoning era of hyperreality, new media and technological singularity. Over the past two years, Pierce has partaken in multiple performances, installations and exhibitions, including solo shows at Times Square Space in New York, Annka Kultys Gallery in London and Galerie Nathalie Halgand in Vienna; a performance at the Museum of Modern Art in New York; and an artist’s talk at Yale University. She is the star and co-creator of the acclaimed short film American Reflexxx, which has received multiple awards and been screened in over 15 countries. For more about the artist, visit http://www.signepierce.com.

Price: 

FREE

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

StyleCon SMU: The Business of Fashion

When: 
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

"StyleCon SMU: The Business of Fashion" will feature a panel of professionals discussing social media influence and how to make it in the fashion media world.

The panel will be hosted by Tiffany Hendra, founder of the Sanctuary of Style, and feature Irene Martino, co-founder of StyleCon; Shelby Foster, public relations associate at NorthPark Center; Sophie McGuire of @muchlovesophie; and, Cindy Pierce, buyer at Stanley Korshak.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

Ethan Lascity at mlascity@smu.edu, 214.768.4913

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

Temerlin Advertising Institute Scholar Lecture Series: “Rx? BBB’s Prescription Suspicion: How Advertisers Deceived Trusting Customers”

When: 
Friday, November 2, 2018 - 12:15pm - 1:15pm

Jimmy Asa, AAF Advertising Advisory Board Co-Chair and Ad Review Manager for Better Business Bureau

Jimmy Asa, the Advertising Advisory Board co-chair of the Dallas chapter of the American Advertising Federation and the ad review manager for the Better Business Bureau in North Texas, will give a presentation about misleading advertising practices. Ad claims like “helps with cancer,” “raises IQ […] 15 to 20 points,” and “dramatic or full recovery [from traumatic brain injury]” are sure to catch consumers’ attention – especially those looking for help – but what are the costs of unsubstantiated claims? The Better Business Bureau was founded over 100 years ago to pursue truth in advertising  by combating “snake oil” and deceptive trends in America’s advertising industry. Fast forward to 2018 and consumers are still overwhelmed by deceptive claims. Too many companies are making a habit of being the first to market with impressively flashy claims that get great SEO, but fall flat on their faces when it comes to proving their efficacy. Jimmy Asa will examine two companies, LearningRx & RxHomeo, which were challenged by the BBB for their misleading ad claims. Lunch will be served; please RSVP by Wednesday, October 31, to yanhuang@smu.edu.

Price: 

FREE; reservations requested for complimentary lunch.

Lunch will be served; please RSVP by Wednesday, October 31, to yanhuang@smu.edu.

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.1878

Temerlin Advertising Institute Scholar Lecture Series

When: 
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 12:15pm - 1:15pm

Featuring Dr. Bartosz W. Wojdynski
University of Georgia

Lunch will be served!
RSVP Today to Dr. Yan Huang: yanhuang@smu.edu

Presentation: Eye Tracking, Visual Attention, and the Psychology of Media Message Processing

The study of how consumers process mediated message has typically related message characteristics to post-exposure outcomes, with much less consideration of what happens during message processing. Eye tracking offers ways to unobtrusively measure and calculate visual attention measures that can explain how message characteristics, individual differences, and situational factors lead to different persuasive or knowledge outcomes. This talk will describe the strengths, limitations, and numerous applications of eye tracking for examining contemporary problems and building theory in mass communication.

Brief Bio:

Bartosz W. Wojdynski (Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Digital Media Attention and Cognition Lab at the University of Georgia. His research measures the influence of digital message design on users’ visual attention and the consequent effects of visual attention on psychological outcomes, with particular emphases in the areas of digital news and advertising. He has authored more than 20 peer-reviewed publications in journals including Journal of Advertising, New Media & Society, Journalism, Journal of Consumer Affairs, and Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

Price: 

FREE
RSVP Today to Dr. Yan Huang: yanhuang@smu.edu

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Texas Senate Debate Watch Party and Public Debate

When: 
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 5:00pm - 8:30pm

Event will take place at Fondren Library, 6414 Hyer Lane

Update 9/20: The Debate watch party will take place at Fondren Library, 6414 Hyer Lane.

Director of Debate Dr. Ben Voth will provide the following events relating to the Ted Cruz/ Beto O'Rourke debate on SMU's campus Friday night:

1. 5 p.m. - Dr. Voth will offer a pre-lecture about the debate and what to expect from the two candidates and the media covering and moderating the event. Dr. Voth publishes extensively on political debates and has published several articles about political debates in academic and general press outlets.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

Ben Voth
bvoth@smu.edu
214-768-3028

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

Visiting Artist Lecture: Nyugen Smith

When: 
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 7:00pm

Drawing heavily on his West Indian heritage, New York-based artist Nyugen Smith is committed to raising the consciousness of past and present political struggles through his practice, which consists of sculpture, installation, video and performance. His work considers imperialist practices of oppression, violence and ideological misnomers. Smith earned an M.F.A.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

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