JULY 2013 IN TAOS!
New Art in New Mexico
July 7-15, 2013
This course presents contemporary art that straddles the 21st century and sets the stage to explore new art in situ while studying at SMU's Taos campus. The course focuses on 50 familiar artists, their signature styles, and how they changed the course of art history. In particular, this course helps students develop confidence looking at new art, enchancing their own aesthetic judgment and expanding their awareness of how the southwestern environment impacts artists and collectors. This course may be applied to the following curricular field concentrations: Arts and Cultural Traditions, American Studies and Humanities.
Instructor: Joan Davidow
Maybe you've heard Joan Davidow during drive time on KERA's Morning Edition or during All Things Considered. Her commentaries about today's art and the urban environment air monthly. Or maybe you heard her insightful arts reviews in the 1980s during her six years as weekly broadcaster on KERA 90.1, when she also aired national stories on NPR. Director Emerita after nine years as Dallas Contemporary Director, Davidow transformed the local arts space into a non-collecting contemporary museum, raising $4.4 million in capital funds to purchase and move it to its heady industrial quarters in the Design District. Gaining national attention, The Wall Street Journal recognized Dallas Contemporary as a respected museum for presenting group exhibitions of young artists to watch. The international magazine, ArtNews, spotlighted Davidow's prior ten years at the Arlington Museum of Art for developing Texas' premier venue for cutting-edge art. Statewide recognition came with a Texas Monthly profile naming Davidow the most imaginative and adventurous museum director working in Texas.
Biotic Communities of the Southwest
July 7-15, 2013
Bring your hiking shoes, hat, water container, backpack, rain gear and sunscreen and get ready to explore the major life zones of the Southern Rocky Mountains of north central New Mexico. In an area 7,000 feet in elevation, this course provides outstanding field experience. Field trips will include the Fr. Burgwin campus on the first day and a trip to the Taos Pueblo followed by trips to Bandelier National Monument, Ghost Ranch, the La Junta clear cut forest, trail 69, Italionalis canyon and finally a longer trip to Williams Lake in the Ski Valley. Beginning with easier drives and hikes, finishing with a more moderate hike to 11,000 feet at Williams Lake. The Ft. Burgwin campus in Taos New Mexico is a fabulous place to examine the major life zones through lectures and field trips during this week-long course. You won't want to miss the annual firework celebration in Taos as well as our concluding dinner at the Stakeout Restaurant in Taos. Note: SCCL 7106 is the writing component of SCCL 7206 which is submitted after the trip. Students enrolling in this course for credit must enroll in both SCCL 7206 and SCCL 7106 for a total of 3 credit hours.
Instructor: Dr. John Ubelaker
Dr. John Ubelaker, is a Professor Biological Sciences and is highly recognized as an outstanding teaching Professor at SMU. In 1993 the University recognized Dr. Ubelaker as an Altschuler outstanding lecturer by awarding him a Distinguished Lecturer Award of the University. He has taught on the Taos campus for the past 20 years and knows the area extremely well. He is currently working on several monographs of plants from this region of New Mexico.
For more details about these programs, please contact the MLS Office at: 214-768-4273 or email us at: email@example.com.