The Meadows School of the Arts is a tree-lined, urban oasis five miles from downtown Dallas, home of the nation’s largest arts district. Restaurants, shops and the light rail DART system are within easy walking distance for students and guests. Performing arts spaces, galleries, broadcast facilities, and a world-class museum are just a few of the resources at SMU Meadows. View a map of campus and learn more about parking at SMU.
Owen Arts Center
Public art and performance spaces within the Owen Arts Center include Caruth Auditorium, Bob Hope Theatre, Greer Garson Theatre, Margo Jones Theatre, O’Donnell Lecture-Recital Hall, Sharp Studio, Taubman Atrium and the Doolin Gallery. Students participate in lectures, film screenings, set construction and music lessons and take advantage of opportunities to form relationships and collaborations across many art forms. Learn more about the Owen Arts Center
The Meadows Museum at SMU houses one of the most comprehensive collections of Spanish art outside of Spain. With works dating from the 10th to the 21st centuries, the internationally renowned collection presents a broad spectrum of art covering a thousand years of Spanish heritage and includes masterpieces by some of the world’s greatest painters, including El Greco, Velázquez, Ribera, Murillo, Goya, Miró and Picasso. Learn more about the Meadows Museum
Umphrey Lee Center
The Umphrey Lee Center, located off the main quad on the west side of campus, is home to four award-winning Meadows School communications divisions: Communication Studies, Journalism, the Temerlin Advertising Institute, and Film and Media Arts. Learn more about the Umphrey Lee Center
The Pollock Gallery plays a significant and valuable academic role in the University’s learning environment. A university art gallery is by its nature a logical extension of the studio classroom, and as such, it provides a place for the thoughtful and scholarly presentation and consideration of present and past artists and art forms. It is historically the proper vehicle for the study and examination of art, providing the Division of Art an arena for making the connections critical to the educational process. Learn more about Pollock Gallery.
Jake and Nancy Hamon Arts Library
The Hamon Arts Library at SMU supports the Meadows School of the Arts with a collection that holds more than 247,000 items relating to the visual and performing arts. Hamon is home to the Jerry Bywaters Special Collections and the G. William Jones Film and Video Collection.