Meadows Museum

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/.

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.

Dalí’s Craftsmanship: A Closer Look

When: 
Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 10:30am

Museum Double Lecture
Claire Barry, Director of Conservation, Kimbell Art Museum
Irene Civil, Head of Conservation and Restoration, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Figueres

Join us for a special double lecture examining Dalí’s paintings and processes used in his early small-format works. Civil’s talk, “Salvador Dalí’s Techniques and Studio Practice in Panel Painting,” will discuss the artist’s techniques in oil on wood panel through the examination of two small portraits of his wife Gala. Barry’s talk, “Dalí Through the Magnifying Glass,” will discuss the technical analysis she carried out on a group of nine paintings as part of the Meadows Museum exhibition Dalí: Poetics of the Small, 1929–1936.

Price: 

FREE but reservations are required; call 214.768.8587.

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.8587

The Meadows in Contemporary Painting

When: 
Friday, November 9, 2018 - 12:15pm

Friday Afternoon Gallery Talk
Francisco Moreno, Artist

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 214.768.2516

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

Dalí in the Dark

When: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Where: 

Exclusively for current SMU students, this Surreal soiree will explore the mini masterpieces of Salvador Dalí in a special after-hours event! Show your SMU student ID for FREE admission to view the exhibition "Dalí: Poetics of the Small, 1929–1936" and enjoy the fun:

"Dalí in the Dark" T-Shirt
Who doesn’t love a free shirt? The first 100 people through the doors can pick up a limited-edition "Dalí in the Dark" t-shirt designed by local artist Francisco Moreno.

Dessert Bar & Lounge featuring BALDO’S ice cream
Hang out with friends and indulge in a decadent dessert bar. Fill up on chocolate, cookies, cupcakes, candy, and Baldo’s ice cream.* 
*Baldo’s Ice Cream is first-come, first-served for the first 300 people.

Tarot Readings with the Dalí Deck*
Dalí designed Tarot cards? Who knew? Enjoy a reading with the Dalí Deck focused on revealing helpful information for your fall term.
*Tarot readings are first-come, first-served.

Magic Mirror Photo Booth
Grab props and friends and strike a pose in front of a Magic Mirror Photo Booth. Leave with a memento of your surreal night.

Interactive Installation Game: The Tender Cut
Dive into a surreal dream where emotions overlap each other. Tender Cut is a virtual exploration game inspired by the first scene of "Un Chien Andalou," the 1929 film on view in Smith Auditorium.

Art Making with Joel Murray
Get creative in the galleries with artist and educator Joel Murray, whose art involves fictional characters and ridiculous happenings.

Surrealist Games
Release your rational mind as you play surrealist board games in the galleries.

Short Films: "Un Chien Andalou" & "Destino"
Sit back and enjoy Dalí on the big screen. His collaborative films—"Un Chien Andalou" (1929) and "Destino" (2003)—play all night in Smith Auditorium.

The Dish on Dalí: Gallery Talks
Join a Meadows Museum Student Ambassador for a quick 5-minute talk to get insight into the mind of the man who referred to his mustache as “the most serious part of my personality.”

Mustachioed Mirrors
Selfie opportunities abound! Pose in front of the museum’s mustachioed mirrors and post to social media using the event’s hashtags: #meadowSMUseumdallas #meadowscollegenight #Daliinthedark

Snap Happy
Dalí goes digital! Enjoy the night’s custom Snapchat lens and snap away.

Price: 

This event is for currently enrolled students only, must present valid SMU ID for admission.

Contact: 

Anne Kindseth
akindseth@smu.edu
214-768-4677

Dalí, Surrealism and Psychoanalysis

When: 
Friday, October 26, 2018 - 12:15pm

Anna Lovatt, Assistant Professor of Art History, SMU

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

Rafael Azcona’s "The Executioner"

When: 
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 6:00pm

Film Screening with Susan Azcona

The Meadows Museum, in collaboration with The Wild Detectives bookstore in Oak Cliff, commemorates the 10th anniversary of the death of award-winning screenwriter Rafael Azcona with a special screening of his black humor masterpiece El Verdugo (The Executioner), presented in Spanish with English subtitles. Azcona is considered to be the most important screenwriter in Spanish film, having won five Goya Awards. The screening will be followed by a conversation with Susan Azcona, who will be in attendance to discuss her husband’s legacy.

Price: 

FREE but reservations are required

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.8587

Lazos sobre el Atlantic/Ties over the Atlantic

When: 
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 6:30pm

Museum Guitar Concert: Luis García Perez

A native of the Canary Islands, Luis Alejandro García Perez has won more than 10 international awards, including First Prize and the Festival d’Ordino Prize at the 89th Musical Youth Competition of Spain (Madrid, 2018), and First Prize, Prize Llobet, and the Audience Award at the International Guitar Competition of Barcelona “Miquel Llobet” (2017). This program will mark his debut in the Americas and features a variety of music and composers, from the Afro-Cuban songs of Ernesto Lecuona to music from the shores and great cities of the Iberian Peninsula.

Price: 

$15 for nonmembers; $10 for museum members; $5 for SMU students, faculty, and staff Reservations required

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.8587

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