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Debate: Considering Affirmative Action in College Admissions

When: 
Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Where: 

SMU and UT-Tyler Debate Teams

SMU Debate will host the debate team from UT-Tyler on the subject of affirmative action in college admissions. Team members will provide opening and closing speeches while allowing half an hour for audience discussion. A final ballot will be taken regarding the audience’s opinion at the end of the hour. The event is one of a series of public debates on controversial issues sponsored by SMU Debate for the campus and Dallas community. Dr. Ben Voth, associate professor and director of debate in Meadows’ Corporate Communication and Public Affairs Division, will moderate. 

Room 243 – Umphrey Lee Center, 3300 Dyer St. on the SMU campus, Dallas 75205

 

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

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.

August Wilson Monologue Competition - Dallas Region Finals

When: 
Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 6:00pm - 7:45pm

High school students from around the state will compete for a chance to advance to the national finals of the August Wilson Monologue Competition in New York City. Each student will present a two- to three-minute monologue from Wilson’s “Century Cycle” – 10 plays that include his career-making Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and the Broadway blockbuster Fences. Wilson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, is known for works that champion the African American experience while reflecting what one critic called “frustration, nostalgia, anger and dream.”

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information, contact Associate Professor of Theatre Benard Cummings at abcummings@smu.edu.

August Wilson Monologue Competition - Dallas Region Semifinals

When: 
Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

High school students from around the state compete for a chance to advance to the national finals of the August Wilson Monologue Competition in New York City. Each student will present a two- to three-minute monologue from Wilson’s “Century Cycle” – 10 plays that include his career-making Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and the Broadway blockbuster Fences. Wilson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, is known for works that champion the African American experience while reflecting what one critic called “frustration, nostalgia, anger and dream.”

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information, contact Associate Professor of Theatre Benard Cummings at abcummings@smu.edu.

Student Filmmakers’ Association Fall Film Festival

When: 
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 7:00pm

Join the Student Filmmakers’ Association and the Meadows Film & Media Arts Division for its annual fall showcase of the best recent short works created by SMU students.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2129.

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