Meadows Museum: “A Day at the Beach with Sorolla!”
Activities 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Museum open until 5 p.m.
Multisensory Scavenger Hunt – Sorolla and America Exhibition, 2nd Floor Galleries
Use your senses to discover details in Sorolla’s paintings and imagine yourself as part of them.
Plein-air painting – Sculpture Plaza
Feel the warmth of the sun, the cool shade of a tree or a gentle breeze while you paint outside.
Seaside collages – Jones Great Hall
Create your own seascape using textured papers to capture the feeling of a sandy beach and cool coastal waters.
Artist demonstration – Bob Smith Auditorium
Learn how John Bramblitt creates paintings using his sense of touch (10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m.).
Enjoy traditional dance and music from Andalusia.
Photo booth – Founders Room
Picture yourself in a painting, and take home a free souvenir.
Performances by SMU Meadows School of the Arts students
George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
Activities 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Library and Museum open until 5 p.m.
Spring crafts – Classroom
Create spring flowers or fans and color scenes from past White House Easter Egg Rolls.
Barney Cam and story time – Classroom
See Barney and Miss Beazley’s Spring Garden Tour and hear stories read aloud (10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m.).
“Know the Situation” – Situation Room
Learn about the history of the Situation Room as you sit in the Library’s reconstruction (every half hour, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.).
The Art of Leadership: A President’s Personal Diplomacy (ticket required)
Explore the relationships that President George W. Bush forged with world leaders to shape international policy and advance American interests abroad. Get tickets.
Musical performances – Freedom Hall and Freedom Plaza
Experience the music of spring as you listen to the Mark McKenzie Quartet perform in Freedom Plaza (10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m.) and the Barbara Bush Middle School Symphonic Orchestra perform in Freedom Hall (11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m.).
George W. Bush Presidential Center Native Texas Park
Activities 10 a.m – 2 p.m.
Texas Landscape Bingo
Search through the park for native Texas plants on your bingo card. Turn your card in for a prize!
Follow the winding path and learn about native plants.
Plant Texas wildflower seeds in your very own eco-tainer to take home.
Meet SMU’s mascot, Peruna (10 a.m. – 1 p.m.). Peruna the horse will join in the fun (noon – 2 p.m.).
Musical performances – Hall of State Terrace
Performances by SMU’s students and faculty: Belle Tones (11 a.m.), Southern Gentlemen (noon), and guitarist Marquelle Power with the SMU World Music Ensemble (1 p.m.).
Barefoot on the Boulevard: SMU student celebration of Earth Day
Noon – 5 p.m., south of the flagpole, near Bishop Boulevard turnaround
Table activities hosted by SMU Environmental Society, Engineers Without Borders, SMU Sustainability Committee and Recycle Revolution.
- Noon – 1 p.m. Performances by spoken word artists and SMU student dancers
- 1 – 2 p.m. Southern Gentlemen – music
- 2 – 3 p.m. The Happy Alright – music
- 3 – 5 p.m. Performances by spoken word artists and SMU student dancers